Kyle Bachus honored by Rosie Velez, Sept. 11th 1st responder
Shortly after the tragic events on September 11th, Bachus & Schanker, LLC founding partner Kyle Bachus felt that he needed to help in some way. Through his involvement with the American Association of Justice (AAJ) - then the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) - Mr. Bachus was aware of the Trial Lawyers Cares Program. This program was set up to by then-president of ATLA, Leo Boyle, with the promise to provide "free legal services to any family wishing to pursue justice through the fund established by this unprecedented, humanitarian legislation." According to the Trial Lawyers Cares Website, this became the largest single pro bono project in the history of American jurisprudence with more than 1,100 lawyers providing representation to over 1,700 victim families.
Through the Trial Lawyers Cares Program, Mr. Bachus was introduced to Mr. Rosey Velez, a first responder who desperately needed medical attention and was fighting his way through the bureaucratic red tape. Kyle Bachus and Bachus & Schanker, LLC used their unique litigation skills to help Rosey and his family find the medical providers that he needed. Kyle flew himself and his legal team out to New York to meet with Rosey to give him the best legal assistance possible.
The firm worked tirelessly to get a settlement for this New York firefighter and took no fee so that they could give back to someone who has given so much for his country.
Rosey Velez and his family chose to honor Mr. Bachus at an event held in Denver, CO for the 10th anniversary of September 11th. Over the past decade, the Bachus and Velez families have become very close as Rosie credits Kyle and the firm with "saving his life."
The event was held downtown and included a presentation of by Rosey Velez to Kyle Bachus.