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Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP Funds $10,000 Diversity Scholarship for Second Year
SAN DIEGO – November 5, 2011 – For the second straight year, Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP has provided a $10,000 scholarship to a University of San Diego law student.
The scholarship was made possible by contributions from 22 of the firm’s attorneys, and given to Mellissa Tell for the 2011-2012 academic year.
In addition to the funds, Higgs Fletcher & Mack will host the recipient as an “Attorney for a Day” for Tell to shadow the firm and attend a reception honoring her and the attorneys who donated.
“This scholarship supports our firm’s commitment to promoting diversity in the San Diego legal community,” said Steve Cologne, a partner at Higgs Fletcher & Mack. “We are proud to collectively help one USD student lessen their financial burden of law school.”
Tell was awarded the Diversity Scholarship based on her superior academic achievement, test scores, leadership, service, talent and other personal qualities.
The Higgs Fletcher & Mack attorneys who participated in funding the scholarship include: Steven Cologne, Loren Freestone, Victoria Fuller, Jo Ann Gambale, Michael Gibson, Jonathan Grissom, Alexis Gutierrez, Susan Hack, Craig Higgs, Margaret Mangin, Susan Mercure, William Miller, John Morrell, Catherine Morrison, Julian Myers, Bruce O’Brien, Kristin Rizzo, Jason Ross, Phillip Samouris, Sarah Schaffer, Sam Sherman and Mark Stender, Rahil Swigart, James Harrigan, and Richard Shaw.
About Higgs Fletcher & Mack
Higgs Fletcher & Mack is a full service law firm that serves the diverse people and industries that call San Diego home. For more than 70 years, we have worked tirelessly with companies and individuals that need legal counsel and representation in and out of the courtroom. Our more than 60 attorneys have experience in multiple fields of law, and our internal network of legal professionals frequently collaborate in practice area groups that have multi-disciplinary dimensions, helping our clients make a more informed decision. More information is available at www.higgslaw.com.
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