The 9/11 terrorist attacks brought about a new appreciation for first responders, many of whom sacrifice their own lives trying to save or rescue others.
In return for their dedication, two Midlands law firms were busy again Wednesday on the 12th anniversary of 9/11 providing hundreds of first responders with free estate planning.
Attorney Michael Anzelmo with Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough heads up the Wills for Heroes program.
“One of our attorneys realized that our local first responders – police, fire, etc. – put their lives on the line every day here for us in the local community,” Anzelmo says.
“And we felt the best way for us to give back to them was for us to use our legal expertise to help with end-of-life decisions such as wills, health care power-of-attorney and documents like that. So we provide those services throughout the year but particularly on September 11th, we hold an anniversary event each year.”
The law firm McAngus Gouedelock and Courie also has been involved in the effort.
(Photo courtesy of Wills for Heroes)