To honor the memory of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP attorney Damion Dunn who passed away last year at the age of 30, the firm has established a memorial scholarship to benefit a Florida International University (FIU) student who intends to pursue a career in law.
Damion obtained his bachelor’s degree from FIU and his law degree from Harvard Law School. He joined Bilzin Sumberg’s Litigation Group in 2011. “Damion was a remarkable individual, committed to excellence as an attorney and passionate about the law,” said David Gersten, Chair of Bilzin Sumberg’s Appellate Practice and Former Judge in Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal. “Through this scholarship, we hope to pay tribute to his memory by helping to support a student who aspires to become a lawyer.”
Established as part of Bilzin Sumberg Cares, the firm’s charitable involvement and diversity initiative, the scholarship will be awarded to an FIU Honors College student, selected primarily on the basis of academic performance or potential. The recipient will receive the $7,500 scholarship over four years of undergraduate studies and must maintain a 3.0 GPA. To honor Damion’s culture, preference will be given to candidates who share his Jamaican heritage.
For more information on the scholarship, please visit the FIU Honors College website at http://admissions.fiu.edu/academics/honors_college.php.
About Bilzin Sumberg Cares
Bilzin Sumberg Cares provides Bilzin Sumberg attorneys, staff and their families with opportunities to work together to benefit charitable organizations in the South Florida community and beyond. Now in its sixth year, Bilzin Sumberg Cares has partnered with numerous non-profit organizations including the Miami-Dade Special Olympics, United Way of Miami-Dade, Habitat for Humanity, Voices for Children Foundation and Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.
About Bilzin Sumberg
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is a commercial law firm with extensive experience in the areas of Corporate & Tax, Government Relations & Land Development, International, Litigation, Real Estate and Restructuring & Bankruptcy. For more information, please visit www.bilzin.com.
By Jami Baker