Taft Cleveland attorney Ashley Bailes will be honored as an Access to Justice Award Winner by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland during the organization's annual meeting on Dec. 9, 2021. 

Access to Justice Award winners are chosen for their significant contributions to advancing the mission of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland through pro bono commitment. Bailes was selected for her work on behalf of a client who faced eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has already logged more than 100 volunteer hours in 2021 and made an enormous impact on her client's life. 

The annual meeting, which will take place virtually, will also feature keynote remarks by  U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. For more information, or to register for this free event, click here

Founded in 1905, Legal Aid is the fifth oldest legal aid organization in the United States. Its four offices serve clients in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Lorain counties. Legal Aid's mission is to secure justice and resolve fundamental problems for those who are low income and vulnerable by providing high quality legal services and working for systemic solutions.

Bailes is an associate in Taft's Litigation group, focusing her practice on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts. She has experience on matters across a range of industries involving contract disputes, bankruptcy, consumer class actions, internal investigations, trade secrets, trademark infringement, and legal malpractice.