Grand Rapids Attorney Donald "Pete" Garthe is 2012 Barnes award honoree
On October 25, 2012, Legal Aid of Western Michigan presented the annual Mike Barnes award to attorney Pete Garthe at the reception at the B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids. The award recognized his many hours of pro bono work for the low income clients of Legal Aid.
The Mike Barnes award is given annually to an attorney who has donated services as part of the Legal Aid of Western Michigan. The award is given in honor of Mike Barnes, who as an attorney with the Grand Rapids firm of Smith Roegge. served as president of the Legal Aid board and contributed many hours of his time to representation of legal aid clients.
The annual reception is cohosted by Mike Barnes' former firm and Legal Aid of Western Michigan.
Read more about this in the Grand Rapids Legal News