The Florida Bar


January 17, 2012
Dorohn A. Frazier,
The Florida Bar
(850) 561-5764

Timothy Allen Moran, an Oviedo attorney in private practice, is the recipient of the 2012 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award. The award will be presented at a Jan. 26 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida.

Moran practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy and wills, trusts and estates. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in 2007 and is a member of the Young Lawyers Division and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section.

In May 2009, he contacted Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida Volunteer Lawyers Project and said he was interested in helping low-income clients facing foreclosure. He was referred to the housing unit managing attorney, who provided him with foreclosure defense litigation training. From the time he completed training to present, he has worked to assist low-income families facing foreclosure.

In addition to becoming an expert in foreclosure defense, Moran became a certified housing counselor and performed those duties for Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida's low-income clients as well. He trained law students from Florida A&M University and other volunteer attorneys in housing counseling and foreclosure litigation; served as a liaison between Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida and the FAMU College of Law; attended foreclosure workshops throughout the agency's service area; coordinated efforts with other non-profits; volunteered at foreclosure legal clinics where clients were provided advice and pro se assistance with foreclosure pleadings; appeared at summary judgment hearings; provided full representation; co-counseled with staff attorneys; and counseled clients during mediations. His work prevented countless families from becoming homeless in Community Legal Services' 12-county service area.

From May 2009 until present, Moran donated more than 600 hours of pro bono time assisting more than 150 low-income clients. In addition, he regularly staffs Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida's foreclosure and bankruptcy legal clinics and provides advice and pro se assistance to clinic attendees. He also assists clients with probate and estate planning matters.

Moran was born with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. He is unable to write but works with FAMU law students, who take notes during client interviews. These students learn valuable client interview skills in addition to providing assistance to Moran. He uses computer software to complete pleadings for Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida's clients. He has also been instrumental in helping the organization recruit and train other volunteer attorneys. He was recently honored as Seminole County Champion of Justice at Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida's pro bono awards.

Moran is a graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He is a member of the Seminole County Bar and the Seminole County Young Lawyers Division.

This year's awards ceremony, which also honors individual, circuit, law firm, voluntary bar and judicial pro bono efforts, is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26, at 3:30 p.m. at the Supreme Court of Florida at the Supreme Court of Florida and will be webcast live from The program will be rebroadcast taped-delayed on the Florida Channel at a later date. Check local cable listings for details.

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[Revised: 07-08-2012]