The Board of the Maine Justice Foundation recently announced that Daniel Keenan, a 2016 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, is the recipient of the 2020 New Lawyer Award. Since 2011, the Foundation has recognized outstanding lawyers, licensed to practice in Maine for fewer than ten years, who exemplify the ideals of increasing access to justice and make outstanding contributions to the legal profession and public good through pro bono service.
During his time at Maine Law, Daniel was a student attorney in the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic and a member of the Maine Law Review. He is now is a litigation attorney at McCloskey, Mina, Cunniff & Frawley. Since graduating magna cum laude from the Law School, Daniel has handled many pro bono matters, including hundreds of hours defending asylum seekers before the Boston Immigration Court. He is a member of Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project’s pro bono panel. He is a corporator at the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maine, and also a member of Rippleffect’s Young Professionals Committee.
The Maine Justice Foundation, founded in 1983 as the Maine Bar Foundation, is the state’s leading funder of civil legal aid for poor and vulnerable Mainers.