Baylor Law School’s Veterans Clinic honored attorneys Gavin Lane and Darren Obenoskey, both of Waco, with its Advocate of the Year Awards on November 5.

The awards are annually given to volunteer attorneys who go above and beyond in pro bono legal service to central Texas veterans and their spouses.

Lane, of Zimmerman Law Firm, has been a pro bono volunteer with the legal advice clinics at the Heart of Texas One Stop for over six years, beginning when he was a law student at Baylor. “Gavin is a regular volunteer at the monthly clinics and has a heart for those who served,” clinic director Josh Borderud said in press release. “As a civil litigator, he provides good counsel and passionate service to those veterans who need guidance navigating lawsuits.”

Obenoskey, a solo practitioner who specializes in criminal defense and family law, has overseen several pro bono family law cases for veterans in recent years through the Baylor Law Veterans Clinic. “Of all of our volunteer lawyers, Darren is one of the best at swiftly and effectively resolving disputes for our clients,” Borderud said in a press release. “His proven record of serving those who served in the family arena is inspirational.”

Since its founding in 2012, the veterans clinic has served thousands of veterans and their spouses.

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