Terris, Pravlik & Millian, LLP is a public interest law firm dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to those who cannot afford to pay usual attorneys’ fees. Established in 1970, Terris, Pravlik & Millian, LLP began as the Law Offices of Bruce J. Terris. Since its establishment during the early days of the environmental movement, our firm has become a leader in the litigation of environmental issues on behalf of individual citizens, neighborhood groups, national environmental organizations and governments. The firm has also established itself as a leader in the litigation of employment and civil rights litigation representing individual and groups denied fair employment, fair housing, voting rights, medical care, religious accommodation and reasonable accommodation for disabilities.
Our firm has been recognized for its contributions to public interest issues:
- The National Law Journal included the firm on its list of 2016 Elite Trial Lawyers for plaintiffs’ class action litigation.
- The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs awarded the firm its Outstanding Achievement Award in the field of Public Accommodations in 2007.
The American Canoe Association awarded the firm its J. Henry Rushton Award for Advancement of Paddle Sports in 1999.
The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs awarded the firm its Outstanding Achievement Award in the field of Fair Housing in 1997.
The National Wildlife Federation awarded the firm its Conservation Law Award in 1981.
In situations where the award of attorneys’ fees is available and likely, we represent clients without payment of fees and expenses and seek compensation from the defendant at the conclusion of the litigation. In other situations, we represent clients at a substantially reduced rate compared to the usual market rate for attorneys.
Founding partner Bruce J. Terris passed away in February 2017. We continue his legacy and the practice of public interest law. To read a remembrance of Bruce, click here.