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December 12, 2018 Firm News


Fuicelli & Lee donated to Youth on Record, a nonprofit supporting young musicians

Youth on Record musicians

Fuicelli & Lee recently made a donation to Youth on Record, a non-profit organization supporting young musicians. We contributed the funds in honor of a client who tragically lost his life, at age 30, in a car accident two years ago.

Mitchell Vandenburg, born in Loveland, Colorado, had risen to a level of national fame as a musician with several Austin-based bands. In October 2016, he and a bandmate from the band Porter and the Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes died in a car crash in North Carolina while on their way to a gig in Maryland. A semi-truck rear-ended the band’s van in an area of backed-up traffic, and officials reported the cause as distracted driving. The driver was charged with two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

Mitchell Vandenburg

Fuicelli & Lee represented Vandenburg’s family and, this October, reached a $320,000 settlement with the insurance company. Due to the nature of the case, we drastically reduced our fees as a service to his family.

In Vandenburg’s honor, we donated $10,000 to Youth on Record, which supports at-risk youth through music education and performance programs. His family wants people to remember Mitchell for his musical talent, his enthusiasm, and his love for life and family.

The donation to Youth on Record will help support the organization’s music education and performance programs, a cause that aligns perfectly with Mitchell’s legacy. These programs help at-risk youth tap into a passion for music, real-world skills and encourage teens and young adults to stay in school and complete an education.

You can learn more about Youth on Record’s history and programs here:

If you would like to support Youth on Record this holiday season, consider donating an item on the group’s wish list. Current items needed include:

  • Composition notebooks
  • Beginner music books
  • Guitar hooks
  • Instruments
  • Headphones
  • Storage cases
  • Much more

Fuicelli & Lee wishes you a happy and healthy holiday season. We always welcome your questions, so feel free to contact us at any time.