Terrell • Hogan partner, Alan Pickert, continues the Terrell • Hogan tradition of being active and volunteering his time for the benefit of those in the North Florida community. Alan, who is the Past President of the Jacksonville Bar Association of Lawyers and six time governor of the Jacksonville Board of Governors, was recently selected to be the Vice President of the non profit HEAL Foundation.
The HEAL Foundation (Heal Every Autistic Life), is a non profit organization that was founded here in Jacksonville in 2004 to assist families living with autism. Autism is often a long and difficult road for both the individual struggling with it as well as the individual’s family. HEAL issues grants, funds programs and educational studies, helps cover the costs of therapies and provides theatre and surf camps for those on the autism spectrum. Sadly, the latest studies show that the autism spectrum now affects one in every ninety one children born in America.
Alan has been working with the autism community since 2003. In 2007, he was selected to served on HEAL’s Board of Directors and is now the Vice President. Recently, he along with notable other individuals such as Jaguars Eugene Monroe, Rashard Jennings, and Blaine Gabbert, professional golfer Fred Funk, News Anchor Patty Crosby, and a host of other well known people in the North Florida community, got together to recently raise over $220,000 for the autism community at the HEAL Gala and Golf Tournament.
In addition to Mr. Pickert’s work with the autism community, he is also active with Jacksonville’s I.M. Sulzbacher Homeless Shelter. For the past twelve years, he has provided free legal service on a monthly basis to the guests and residents of the homeless shelter. It was this volunteer work, coupled with his other volunteer work the Special Olympics, that resulted in Alan being awarded the Florida Bar’s Pro Bono Award for the entire Fourth Judicial Circuit by the Florida Supreme Court.
We, at the law firm of Terrell • Hogan, take great pride in Alan and the many others at our firm, who strive for justice both inside and outside of the courtroom for our clients and the community in general.