Elliott Greenleaf Attorneys Embrace Dr. King’s Legacy of Service and Elliott Greenleaf Sponsors Daniel W. Dowling American Legion MLK Brunch

Firm News

January 16, 2018

In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Elliott Greenleaf attorneys and their families volunteered their time in connection with the Montgomery Bar Association to benefit two local organizations: the Interfaith Housing Alliance and the Mattie Dixon Food Cupboard. Organized by Aimee L. Kumer in her role as the Chair of the MBA’s Young Lawyers Section, the volunteers – who included Thomas Jackson Elliott and his daughter, Stewart Greenleaf Jr. and his family, and Melissa Murphy Weber and her children – helped weatherize apartments and stock and organize non-perishable food items for the benefit of local families in need.

Elliott Greenleaf also sponsored the Daniel W. Dowling American Legion #769 Martin Luther King brunch at Normandy Farms. The Dowling Post was “formed and dedicated to Daniel W. Dowling, the first African American from the area to volunteer for Civil War service with the Union Army’s 24th US Colored Troop ((USCT) Infantry Regiment. Years later, Mr. Dowling’s son, Charles Dowling, would be the first African American in the area to be drafted for service in World War I.” Funds raised at the brunch defray the costs of the Post’s community service and scholarship programs.