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Community Activity

John Denove is a founding member of Trial Lawyers’ Charities. Trial Lawyers’ Charities is a non-profit organization founded, funded and maintained by attorneys in Los Angeles. The primary focus is on education, children and the homeless. To learn more about Trial Lawyers’ Charities, go to www.latlc.org.

Mary Bennett and John Denove support Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship. Ride On teaches horseback riding to children and adults with physical and mental disabilities. Ride On offers hippotherapy which emphasizes therapy and always involves a licensed physical, speech or occupational therapist. Ride On has given over 55,000 safe, effective and individualized lessons and therapy treatments. To learn more about Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship, go to www.rideon.org.

Wilkie Cheong has served on the Advisory Board and Building Committee of the Los Angeles Branch of the American Heart Association and has volunteered his legal services to the Association. The American Heart Association’s mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. For more information about the AHA go to www.americanheart.org

Mr.Cheong currently volunteers his services as a legal advisor to the Multiple Sclerosis Society-Southern California Chapter. The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of MS. For more information about multiple sclerosis go to www.nationalmssociety.org

John D. Rowell has volunteered and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Original Men’s Twelve Step House for more than five years. The Original Men’s Twelve Step House is a non-profit organization devoted to rehabilitation of alcoholics and addicts. For the last eight months, John has served as the Executive Director of the Foothills Hospitals and Institutions Committee, a non-profit organization devoted to rehabilitation of alcoholics. John recently received acknowledgement from the Los Angeles Superior Court for his volunteer services as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Neutral.

Members of Cheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett have been fighting for the rights of consumers in California by reviewing proposed legislation, speaking with legislators and battling the insurance industry that attempt to pass laws that limit the rights of the injured to seek just compensation. CDRB organized one of the largest demonstrations in California history against insurance sponsored initiatives. These initiatives, fortunately, were voted down.


To learn more about how you can make sure the voices of consumers and taxpayers are heard in Sacramento and Washington, go to www.consumerwatchdog.org

Cheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett is the general counsel for The Lorraine Jackson Foundation. The Foundation’s primary mission is to provide scholarships for secondary education for children who have lost a parent to breast cancer. The Foundation, through Pearls of HopeTM, raises money by donations, an annual Golf Classic and the annual Pearls of Hope Awards and Scholarship Gala.

The Foundation also honors individuals and companies that have led the fight against cancer. Current scholarship recipients are attending UCLA, Tufts University and Georgetown University.

For more information about Pearls of Hope, go to www.pearlsofhope.com

Lorraine Jackson has received several awards, one pictured here from the City of Los Angeles. The following is a partial list of some of the other accommodations Lorraine Jackson has received:

1998 CAALA Presidential Award from Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
2000 CAALA Presidential Award from Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
2001 CAALA Presidential Award from Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
2002 Women of Achievement Award from the Century City Chamber of Commerce
Commendation from Governor Gray Davis
Commendation from Mayor James Hahn
Commendation from Jack Weiss, Councilmember 5th District
Certificate of Recognition from Paul Koretz, California State Assembly
Certificate of Recognition from Henry Waxman, Member of Congress
Certificate of Appreciation from Senator Barbara Boxer
Letter of Recognition from Senator Diane Feinstein

The following awards have been received by The Lorraine Jackson Foundation

2005 Pearls of Hope Awards and Scholarship Gala
Commendation from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
2005 Women’s Business Council of the Century City Chamber of Commerce
Commendation from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilmember Jack Weiss

Cheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett has the extensive resources to handle the most complex legal matters, yet is small enough to offer individualized service to our clients.

At Cheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett we believe the more you know, the better choice you will make.