For Veterans Day, the Armed Forces Committee Honors Steve Morgan on his Safe Return from Iraq.
The Armed Forces Committee is one of the few legal committees whose members have regularly deployed to combat zones, and the AFC is proud to welcome home Major Steve Morgan from his tour of duty with the U.S. Army in Iraq. And this is Steve Morgan’s second tour. Back in 2009-2010, Steve deployed to Baghdad to replace a certain Major Adam Siegler, who was then finishing up his tour in Iraq, and is now an attorney at Greenberg Traurig and the AFC’s current Chair. During the same period, Navy Lieutenant James Santiago, an attorney at Gibson Dunn and current AFC member, was flying an F-18 fighter in close air support missions over Afghanistan. After Steve’s return from his first tour, he became one of the founding members of the AFC and was its very first Vice Chair, before becoming the AFC Chair.
Under Steve’s leadership, the AFC created the framework to provide free legal services for Veterans in what is now the LACBA Veterans Legal Services Project. That Project is now going strong at Patriotic Hall, under the leadership of Andrew Culberson and Tara Hunter, with the generous support of Wells Fargo Bank and the enthusiastic volunteers from Gibson Dunn, Greenberg Traurig, Foley & Mansfield, Proskauer, Sheppard Mullin, Morgan Lewis, Arnold & Porter, Activision Blizzard, A&E, Farmers Insurance, and AECOM.
As Veterans Day approaches, this is a good time to honor Steve’s service and safe return by volunteering to help Veterans at one of the monthly legal clinics at Patriotic Hall. You can also volunteer to assist individual Veterans with issues from business to taxes to family law, by contacting the AFC. And you can join the AFC in celebrating the service of all of these Veterans by attending the Armed Forces Ball on March 2, 2019 at the Biltmore Hotel. As a lawyer, a Soldier, and a LACBA Member, Major Steve Morgan has set the standard, and we hope you will join the AFC in continuing to honor this tradition of selfless service to others.