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Balch’s Audrey Momanaee Named 2022 Pro Bono Excellence Award Winner By The State Bar Of Texas

Balch & Bingham is pleased to announce that Audrey Momanaee, partner in the firm’s Houston office and member of the Litigation Practice, has been named a 2022 Pro Bono Excellence Award Winner by the State Bar of Texas Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters Committee, earning the Pro Bono Coordinator Award for 2022. 

The Pro Bono Coordinator Award is presented to an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the delivery of, and access to legal services for the poor, including through service as the pro bono coordinator for a volunteer attorney organization or group, local bar association, law firm, law school, corporate legal office, governmental law department or legal services organization.

An advocate for dedication to pro bono service, in her role as a pro bono coordinator, Audrey has worked tirelessly on numerous pro bono initiatives, including work to develop and institute partnerships with in-house legal teams to expand interest and jointly participate in pro bono work. She has supported and encouraged others in their work for low income individuals with legal needs and personally helped many people achieve access to justice. Over her many years of pro bono service, Audrey has handled matters in many areas of the law, including assisting parents obtain guardianships over their adult children with disabilities, and work with people on important immigration matters, such as her recent work on a project to help Afghanis who fear persecution and harm in their homeland obtain humanitarian parole and legal entry into the United States. 

Additionally, Audrey is a member of the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Board of Directors. She serves as a member of the Houston Community Family Center Board of Directors, which offers community-based social and educational services to low-income families in Houston’s East End. She also serves as a member of the Houston Association of Women Attorneys Board of Directors, an organization composed of attorneys, judges, and law students with the goal of promoting women and the interests of women in Houston’s legal community.  

Audrey is an experienced trial lawyer working with clients on their most important and complex disputes. She leads Balch & Bingham's Litigation Practice in Texas. Audrey counsels clients in a variety of industries including the energy, construction, real estate, pipeline and chemical refining industries. Audrey’s practice is generally in the state and federal courts of Texas as well as arbitrations both domestic and international. Audrey focuses on matters involving business disputes, commercial claims, catastrophic property claims, construction defects and delays and matters involving trade secret protection and litigation. She has also handled a number of internal investigations for clients in the oil and gas sector.