In Harvey Aftermath, Lawyers Mobilize to Help Houston Victims

Legal-aid groups and law firms volunteer to aid with insurance and FEMA claims, among other things.
News Story (Texas)

Nicole Hong, Sara Randazzo
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
September 2, 2017

Organizations mentioned/involved: Lone Star Legal Aid


Pro bono attorney Saundra Brown sat at a United Way in Houston for hours on Thursday, fielding questions about insurance claims and disaster-relief scams. She tried keeping her mind off the fact that an explosion caused a fire in her office building, rendering it unusable, and her own home suffered more than 5 feet of flooding.

“I’m getting very little sleep,” Ms. Brown said. “But this is a long-haul project. You need lawyers at every step of the way.”

Ms. Brown, the disaster-relief manager for Lone Star Legal Aid, a group that provides legal counsel to low-income individuals, is among the hundreds of lawyers who have mobilized to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.