Three Markowitz Herbold Attorneys Win National Amicus Service Award

April 24, 2023

Portland litigation firm Markowitz Herbold PC is pleased to announce that attorneys Harry Wilson, Anit Jindal, and Hannah Hoffman have received a distinguished Amicus Service Award from the International Municipal Lawyers Association. The trio received the award for service to IMLA’s Legal Advocacy program in the City of Grants Pass v. Johnson matter.

The Amicus Service Award recognizes lawyers who have been actively involved in legal advocacy for and on behalf of local governments and IMLA, and who have done exemplary work to protect and advance local government interests.

The Gloria Johnson, et al. v. City of Grants Pass lawsuit was filed by a group of homeless individuals and their advocates against the city of Grants Pass, Oregon. The plaintiffs alleged that the city's enforcement of its anti-camping ordinance, which prohibits camping on public property, violated their rights under the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.

Wilson, Jindal, and Hoffman wrote the amicus brief in support of the city of Grants Pass on behalf of IMLA and other organizations.

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