Private Litigator Makes Excellent GAL
Brian Roth is a partner at the law firm of Gordon & Rees. Day to day, he focuses on business, employment, toxic tort, and product liability litigation.
But did you know Brian also has a soft spot for representing the best interests of children? In fact, he is an award-winning volunteer in the CVLS Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for Minors Program!
It should come as no surprise then that he handles his pro bono GAL appointments with the same commitment and expertise as the cases at his firm. As a recent example, Brian advocated for three minors (ages 5, 9, and 12) in one guardianship case. The children’s grandmother sought guardianship of the children after they had been abandoned by their biological mother.
As always, Brian conducted a full investigation to ensure that the proposed guardian would act as a proper caretaker. He spoke to and quickly established rapport with the children in order to best advocate for their interests. The Court agreed with Brian’s recommendation to grant guardianship, and the case was closed with a positive and amicable result.
CVLS functions so well because of its volunteers. They are the cogs to a well-oiled machine that represents thousands of low-income Chicagoans each year. We wouldn’t be able to do this work without attorneys like Brian. Well done!