Tristan Axelrod, a Brown Rudnick Associate in the Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Practice Group, has been selected by the Volunteer Lawyers Project (“VLP”) to be spotlighted during this week’s National Volunteer Week celebrations. Tristan was chosen by the Volunteer Lawyers Project staff for his “outstanding” work as a volunteer and for “going above and beyond for all your clients!” said the VLP staff.

Tristan commented, “Volunteering with VLP has been a pleasure, and I am happy to help my VLP clients and learn from their perspectives and lived experiences. But it has also improved every aspect of my legal practice. I’ve gained courtroom experience and built relationships in the legal community and within my own firm. Working with VLP and its clients has made me a better person, and a better and more successful attorney.”

Tristan focuses his practice on bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings and related litigation. He provides legal assistance, on a pro bono basis, to individuals who are unable to afford private counsel in connection with bankruptcy and housing matters. Tristan serves as Chair of the 175 Beacon St. Tenants’ Association and as Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association (BBA) Bankruptcy Law Steering Committee. Tristan was selected to join the 2021 class of the BBA Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP).

The Volunteer Lawyers Project advocates for those from lower income households and in need of legal aid. The organization’s efforts are propelled by a team of volunteers, including attorneys, paralegals, and law students from all segments of the legal community.