Four years ago, Robert M. Burke was appointed by the federal court to represent the plaintiff in a pro bono lawsuit against her former employer, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for failure to accommodate her cognitive learning disability. After wading through EEOC proceedings and written discovery, and deposing a number of federal employees, Mr. Burke and Michael J. Linneman engaged in a settlement conference in 2016, at which time the government elected to proceed with a motion for summary judgment to get the case dismissed. After Messrs. Burke and Linneman defeated the motion for summary judgment in 2017, the parties were ordered back to another settlement conference in 2018. The government elected to proceed to trial. This week, Bob and Mike tried the pro bono case before Judge Edmond Chang and obtained a jury verdict of $225,000 in plaintiff’s favor.
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