October 5, 2010
BRIDGEPORT — A local law firm was honored for its contributions to a leading charitable organization, the firm announced today.
Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder received the 2010 Partnership Award from the Brain Injury Association of Connecticut (BIAC). The award was presented at the association’s annual meeting of members on September 23.
“I nominated the law firm of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder because they continue to be one of our most important community partners,” said Julie Peters, executive director of BIAC. “They received this award in 2000. Ten years later, their continued support of BIAC and those we serve warrants another award in this category.”
The Partnership Award is given each year to an individual or organization for outstanding support of BIAC events and promotion of brain injury awareness and prevention in Connecticut’s communities. This year, the award presentation took place at BIAC’s new headquarters on Day Hill Road in Windsor, CT.
Diana Orozco, a paralegal at Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, sits on BIAC’s board of directors. “We are staunch supporters of the Brain Injury Association. The association does critical work,” Orozco said. “BIAC works with individuals, organizations, schools, and government to educate everyone, young and old, about both the causes and realities of brain injury. At our firm, we see so many tragic cases of brain injury that were almost always preventable. Educating the public is vital when it comes to prevention.”
“Long-term partnerships are critical for BIAC to provide services to the community,” Peters said. “When the loss of state funding became a critical issue for BIAC last December, the firm provided an unrestricted donation of $10,000. A past sponsor of Making Strides, the firm has also donated valuable radio air time to discuss Brain Injury Awareness Month and BIAC’s primary annual fundraiser, the Walk for Thought.”
The Brain Injury Association was founded in 1981 by the families of brain-injury survivors and the social service professionals assisting them. In addition to its support services and prevention and educational programs, it has a legislative advocacy branch through which it lobbies to improve the quality of life for people living with brain injuries.
Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder has offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven. The nationally known law firm has achieved record verdicts for people who suffer serious personal injuries or economic harm from medical malpractice, violation of their civil or constitutional rights, dangerous products, negligence, drunk drivers, corporate or governmental abuse and commercial misconduct.