Mark E. Herzog
Pro Bono Counsel
MARK HERZOG is pro bono counsel in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Previously, Mark was the associate director at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center where he oversaw legal services to more than 7,000 clients annually, primarily in the areas of housing, family law, public benefits, consumer law and bankruptcy. In this role, he designed and implemented new models of delivering pro bono services to address the unmet needs of people living poverty, working alongside the courts, law firms and other legal service providers, and volunteer organizations. Prior to Joining the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, Mark was a senior associate in the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society of New York, where he handled major felonies at all stages of litigation.
Mark currently serves as a commissioner on the D.C. Access to Justice Commission and on the D.C. Commission on Human Rights. He has received numerous service awards, including the Jerrold Scoutt Prize, LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia Community Service Award and Whitman-Walker Health Outstanding Achievement Award.
- D.C. Commission on Human Rights – Commissioner (Appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser, December 2016 – Present)
- D.C. Access to Justice Commission – Commissioner (Appointed by D.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Eric T. Washington, February 2011 – Present); Member, Courts Committee (2009 – Present)
- International Coach Federation – Member (2014 – Present); Metro DC Charter Chapter Member (2014 – Present)
- Whitman-Walker Health, Inc. – Vice-Chair, Board of Directors (1999-2001); Member, Legal Services Advisory Committee (2011 – Present); Steering Committee Member, Going the Extra Mile (2014 - Present)
- Washington Council of Lawyers – Member, Board of Directors (2004 – 2008); Member (1997 – Present)
- LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia – Co-President (2005-2006); Member, Board of Directors (2003-2006)