Amara Legal Center honored McGuireWoods and Washington, D.C., associate
Andrew Thornton-Dibb with the 2022 Amara Legal Center Circle of Hope Law Firm Award, presented
during a Sept. 8, 2022, virtual Amara Honors event.
The award recognizes Thornton-Dibb and the firm’s commitment and dedication
to the organization and to the anti-trafficking movement through their work
on several projects, including helping create the D.C. vacatur toolkit.
The D.C. Trafficking Survivors Relief Amendment Act of 2018 allows human
trafficking survivors to vacate convictions and expunge or seal criminal
records for certain offenses that occurred as the direct result of the
individual having been a victim of trafficking. Thornton-Dibb and his team
helped Amara create a toolkit to guide legal services providers in
requesting vacatur and expungement relief for trafficking survivors.
Other McGuireWoods professionals assisting Amara’s mission and clients
included D.C. associates
Carrie Mobley and Farhan Zarou, Pittsburgh
Chelsey Dawson Klein, and D.C. partners
Ned Childs, Noel Symons and
Katlyn Davis Farrell.