Law Firm News – Luce Forward Partner Honored with San Diego County Service Award

Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, a prominent California law firm, announced Robert Buell, a Partner in the firm’s real estate transactional practice group and former Managing Partner of the firm, was recently honored by the YMCA of San Diego County with its Golden Triangle of Distinguished Service Award.

Buell has dedicated a great amount of time and attention to the YMCA and provides both leadership and direction at the organization’s meetings and events. He has served on the YMCA of San Diego County Board of Directors for the past eight years and as Board Chairman for an unprecedented four years. In addition, he has provided the YMCA pro bono legal services, high-level counsel, and national YMCA leadership. Under his guidance, the YMCA of San Diego County has become recognized for its stellar governance practices and has raised the bar for non-profit organizations.

Since 1983, the YMCA of San Diego County has bestowed the Golden Triangle of Distinguished Service Award on a few select individuals each year in the County who have demonstrated outstanding service. The award, which is presented at the YMCA’s Annual Meeting, is the organization’s highest honor and recipients are selected because of their length of service, intensity, consistent dedication and significant achievements.

Buell’s service to the YMCA of San Diego County exemplifies Luce Forward’s commitment to pro bono work. The firm has a long history of encouraging its attorneys to volunteer in the community. Another Luce Forward Partner, Ronald Rouse, received this same honor from the YMCA in 2003. Other areas in which the firm provides pro bono legal services include foster youth, HIV/AIDs, arts, affordable housing, education, senior citizens, children’s services, civil rights, military tribunals and immigrant rights.

About Luce Forward
Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP is a full-service California law firm with a national reputation in more than 30 different areas of law. Since its founding in San Diego in 1873, Luce Forward has grown to become home to approximately 200 attorneys in six offices statewide including San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angles, Carmel Valley/Del Mar, Orange County and Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, visit

About the YMCA of San Diego County
As the second largest YMCA in the country, the YMCA of San Diego County involves 300,000 San Diegans in programs and activities that encourage active lifestyles and help each person build a strong spirit, mind and body. All YMCA programs are designed to emphasize character development, specifically the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. YMCA volunteers raise $6 million annually to provide subsidy for those who would not otherwise be able to participate in a YMCA. The YMCA of San Diego County is dedicated to improving the quality of human life and to helping all people realize their fullest potential as children of God through the development of the spirit, mind and body. For more information on the YMCA of San Diego County, log on to

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