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MADD Victim Services Achievement Award

Bachus & Schanker, LLC accepts the first ever Victim Services Achievement Award from MADD® Colorado

Bachus & Schanker, LLC announced that Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Colorado has awarded the law firm with its first Victim Services Achievement Award. On January 15, Darin Schanker accepted the award, which was presented by national MADD President, Colleen Sheehey-Church, outgoing national President Jan Withers and Colorado Executive Director, Francis Lanzer. Since 2007, Bachus & Schanker has donated $217,840 in sponsorship monies that facilitated more than 6,000 hours of MADD victim services – emotional support, guidance through the judicial process, connections to counseling and victim compensation – that MADD provides at no charge for Colorado victims and survivors of drunk and drugged driving.

“The achievement award is a new initiative that MADD Colorado developed to express to corporate sponsors, donors, affiliates and volunteers that their contributions make our mission possible,” said Francis Lanzer. “We really want our supporters to know the critical role they play in keeping our communities safe, and in providing services to victims of drunk and drugged driving crashes.”

Lanzer went on to remark that he has personally witnessed the passion and dedication the firm has demonstrated in representing families affected by impaired driving. This compassion goes beyond the courtroom.

Last year alone, Bachus & Schanker, LLC rallied 83 participants for the annual Walk Like MADD fundraising event.

“We are proud to be a part of this great organization,” said Darin Schanker, co-founder of Bachus & Schanker. “We see the devastating impact impaired drivers cause to the lives of many innocent people. Being witness to this motivates one to do more than simply bring cases to court. It becomes a calling.”

About Bachus & Schanker, LLC

Bachus & Schanker, LLC is a nationally recognized Denver personal injury law firm with additional offices in Colorado Springs and Fort Collins, Colo. In addition to personal injury law, Bachus & Schanker, LLC specializes in workers’ compensation, employment law, medical malpractice, wrongful death, insurance disputes, nursing home neglect/abuse, national defective product and medical device litigation, and Social Security disability insurance.

With a staff of more than 70 people, including 20 trial lawyers, Bachus & Schanker, LLC has represented thousands of clients across the country. Bachus & Schanker, LLC is committed to protecting and enforcing the rights of people injured by the negligence of others, offering to each client a level of representation and personal attention usually reserved for only the most powerful corporations. The firm supports local nonprofits through its Bachus & Schanker, LLC Cares Foundation.

About Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is celebrating its 35th anniversary by creating a future of NO MORE VICTIMSTM. MADD is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these crimes and prevent underage drinking. MADD supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every 10 minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end drunk driving through increased law enforcement, all offender ignition-interlock laws and advanced vehicle technology. PowerTalk 21® is the national day for parents to talk with their teens about alcohol, using Power of Parents®’ proven approach to reduce underage drinking. Learn more by visiting MADD’s new website at or calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.

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