Tony Cosentino Receives Pro Bono Award

Pictured left to right: Back row – Michael McKeon, Brandon Copeland, Brittany Henderson, Second row- Janice Hawbaker, Victoria Beard, Jacqueline Gonsalez-Velasquez, Deborah Dresser Neiderer, Third row – the Honorable Mary Beth Shank, Cierra Renshaw, Rosita Methner, Gloria Keener, Front row – Jeb Keller, Carrie Bowmaster, Martha Ewan, Tony Cosentino, Kari Ramsey, and Kristen Hamilton


On October 25, 2023 FCBA members who had provided pro bono service, legal services members and their staff, and FCBA officers attended the pro bono award luncheon, held at the Barrel House in Chambersburg. They were joined by PA Bar Association’s pro bono coordinator David Keller Trevaskis and the Honorable Mary Beth Shank.

Tony Cosentino was nominated by Franklin County Legal Services, MidPenn Legal Services, and the Law Offices of Women in Need for this award, stating:

Attorney Anthony J. Cosentino, Esquire has always gone above and beyond to serve those in need of legal services in Franklin County. Through the contribution of his expertise and time on a pro bono basis, many individuals have greatly benefited. We cannot be more grateful. Attorney Anthony Cosentino has routinely and faithfully handled Protection from Abuse cases for victims of domestic violence. When the victims needed a voice in court to advocate for them, Attorney Anthony Cosentino was there when they needed him. To further illustrate this, Attorney Anthony Cosentino handled additional court appearances in the Spring of 2023 with very little advance notice to help cover for a legal services attorney. This is just one example of many over the years where Attorney Anthony Cosentino’s generous spirit and actions have made a very positive difference in Franklin County. He has greatly forwarded access to justice in our community through his pro bono involvement for many years.

David Trevaskis and Kristen Hamilton, pictured here with Tony, spoke on behalf of PBA. Jeb Keller spoke on behalf of FCBA and was the MC for awards ceremony. The Honorable Mary Beth Shank spoke on behalf of the Board of Judges. Janice Hawbaker, pro bono committee chair, provided a 2022-2023 roll-up of pro bono cases/matters handles by FCBA volunteers. Brittany Henderson, FCLS, Carrie Bowmaster, MidPenn, and Deborah Dresser Neiderer, WIN, spoke about Tony’s and our members’ contributions to providing legal services to Franklin County.
Congratulations Tony! And Thank you to our all pro bono volunteers!