Since its founding in 1969, Anderson Kill has devoted a considerable portion of its attorneys' energies to providing pro bono legal services, both to needy individuals and to institutions that serve the public good.
On the insurance front, Anderson Kill attorneys have represented numerous individuals and small businesses who were wrongly denied coverage for healthcare, disability, life and property insurance claims. In addition, the firm has for more than twenty years sustained a uniquely productive partnership with a nonprofit advocacy group, United Policyholders, that works to advance policyholder rights, interests and awareness on behalf of both individuals and institutions. In concert with United Policyholders, Anderson Kill has filed more than 250 amicus briefs in insurance coverage disputes that bear broad import for policyholders nationwide. These amici have been widely cited in federal and state court decisions nationwide, including the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Humana Inc. v Forsyth, No 97-303, 1999 U.S. Lexis 744 (Jan. 20, 1999).
In addition, Anderson Kill has provided long-term pro bono representation to institutions including:
ACLU New Jersey
Anderson Kill is committed to protecting civil rights for all Americans, and the firm's litigators are active in pro bono cases throughout the country. In April 2007, Manalapan Township in New Jersey paid $275,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit that was filed by Anderson Kill on behalf of three African American teenagers who testified that two white police officers searched them without justification and berated them, while the teenagers' three white friends, who witnessed the incident, were told to go home.