Snell & Wilmer Attorneys and Paralegal Recognized by Volunteer Lawyers Program


Phoenix, AZ – Snell & Wilmer attorney David Wilhelmsen and paralegal Ana Soto were recognized by the Volunteer Lawyers Program (VPL) for their pro bono work. The VLP is a joint venture of Community Legal Services and the Maricopa County Bar Association. In 2022, the VLP provided over $2 million in benefits through their pro bono work.

David Wilhelmsen was recognized as the "Liaison of the Year". He is an associate who practices commercial finance and real estate law. Wilhelmsen directs Snell & Wilmer’s Volunteer Lawyer’s Program, where he manages over 200 participating attorneys each year. Furthermore, as a bilingual attorney, Wilhelmsen has been instrumental in assisting Spanish-speaking families who need legal services.

Ana Soto was awarded "Interpreter of the Year". Soto has generously donated her time and talent by serving as an interpreter for Spanish-speaking clients, ensuring that everyone is able to seek legal resources regardless of language skills or fluency. 

About Snell & Wilmer
Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 500 attorneys practicing in 16 locations throughout the United States and in Mexico, including Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, California; Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Boise, Idaho; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Portland, Oregon; Dallas, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Seattle, Washington; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals, and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit