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Our Staff

  • John Adelman

    John Adelman

    Attorney, CDP
  • Ashley Alger

    Ashley Alger

    Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Roshell Amezcua

    Roshell Amezcua

    Staff Attorney, Family Defense Immigration Counsel
  • Angeline Andersen

    Angeline Andersen

    Attorney, CDP
  • Viviana Arcia

    Viviana Arcia

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Babatunde Aremu

    Babatunde Aremu

    Attorney, Civil Action Practice
  • Carmen Isaura Rodriguez Arroyo

    Carmen Isaura Rodriguez Arroyo

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Brian Arthur

    Brian Arthur

    Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Danisbel Avello

    Danisbel Avello

    Supervising Attorney And Team Leader, Civil Action Practice
  • Crystal Baker-Burr

    Crystal Baker-Burr

    Education Attorney, CDP
  • Rachel Banks

    Rachel Banks

    Attorney, CDP
  • MaryAnn Barile

    MaryAnn Barile

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Keith Baumann

    Keith Baumann

    Training Director, Family Defense Practice
  • Luz Beato

    Luz Beato

    Attorney, CDP
  • Jeremy Bennie

    Jeremy Bennie

    Attorney, CDP
  • Nayantara Bhushan

    Nayantara Bhushan

    Attorney, CDP
  • Elizabeth Blumetti

    Elizabeth Blumetti

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Jenn Rolnick Borchetta

    Jenn Rolnick Borchetta

    Managing Director, Impact Litigation
  • Juanita Brake-Ivory

    Juanita Brake-Ivory

    Staff Attorney, CAP
  • Ryan Brewer

    Ryan Brewer

    Supervising Attorney, Immigration
  • Tania Brief

    Tania Brief

    Digital Forensic Unit, CDP
  • Lizzie Bright

    Lizzie Bright

    Attorney, CDP
  • Christopher Britten

    Christopher Britten

    Attorney, CDP
  • Shanée Brown

    Shanée Brown

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Aimee Carlisle

    Aimee Carlisle

    Attorney, CDP
  • Annie Carney

    Annie Carney

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Matt Carroll

    Matt Carroll

    Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Gloria Chacon

    Gloria Chacon

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Antonio Changanaqui

    Antonio Changanaqui

    Attorney, Immigration Practice
  • Breanne Chappell

    Breanne Chappell

    Attorney, CDP
  • Kelly Chen

    Kelly Chen

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Jacob Chin

    Jacob Chin

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Natasha Chokhani

    Natasha Chokhani

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Rosa Cohen-Cruz

    Rosa Cohen-Cruz

    Supervising Attorney And Team Leader, Immigration
  • Shlomit Cohen

    Shlomit Cohen

    Supervising Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Ilona Coleman

    Ilona Coleman

    Legal Director, CDP
  • Peter Coleman

    Peter Coleman

    Attorney, CDP
  • Otilda Colon

    Otilda Colon

    Supervising Attorney, Immigration
  • Emma Connolly

    Emma Connolly

    Staff Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Annie Costanzo

    Annie Costanzo

    Supervising Attorney, Homicide Practice Group
  • Shannon Cumberbatch

    Shannon Cumberbatch

    Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Supervising Professor, The Bronx Defenders Holistic Defense Externship at Columbia Law School; Staff Attorney
  • Brea Davis

    Brea Davis

    Attorney, CAP
  • Julia Deutsch

    Julia Deutsch

    Attorney*, CDP
  • Matt Diaz

    Matt Diaz

    Attorney, Community Intake/Early Defense
  • Courtney Dixon

    Courtney Dixon

    Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Julie Doyle

    Julie Doyle

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Tahanee Dunn

    Tahanee Dunn

    Prisoner's Rights Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Lenora Easter

    Lenora Easter

    Community Intake Attorney and Team Leader, CDP
  • Zoe Engberg

    Zoe Engberg

    Attorney, CDP
  • Bardia Eshghi

    Bardia Eshghi

    Attorney, CDP
  • Marvin España

    Marvin España

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Norma Esquivel

    Norma Esquivel

    Attorney, CDP
  • Morgan Everhart

    Morgan Everhart

    Attorney, CDP
  • Quandalasha Fambro

    Quandalasha Fambro

    Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Ruben Fernandez

    Ruben Fernandez

    Director of Professional Development, CDP
  • Mara Fleder

    Mara Fleder

    Supervising Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Mairin Fogarty

    Mairin Fogarty

    Attorney, CDP
  • Carolina Garcia

    Carolina Garcia

    Attorney, CDP
  • Mariam Gaye

    Mariam Gaye

    Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Dawit Getachew

    Dawit Getachew

    Policy Counsel, CDP
  • Claire Glass

    Claire Glass

    Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Conor Gleason

    Conor Gleason

    Supervising Attorney, Immigration
  • Liana Goff

    Liana Goff

    Staff Attorney, Civil Action Practice
  • Robyn Goldberg

    Robyn Goldberg

    Adolecence Defense Project, CDP
  • Talia Gooding-Williams

    Talia Gooding-Williams

    Supervising Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Jellisa Grant

    Jellisa Grant

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Jill Greco

    Jill Greco

    Attorney, CDP
  • Martha Grieco

    Martha Grieco

    Prisoner's Rights Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Sophia Gurulé

    Sophia Gurulé

    Policy Counsel, Immigration Practice
  • Daniel Hamburg

    Daniel Hamburg

    Attorney, CDP
  • Ruth Hamilton

    Ruth Hamilton

    Associate Legal Counsel, CDP
  • Dave Hanyok

    Dave Hanyok

    Attorney, CDP
  • Frances Hartmann

    Frances Hartmann

    Attorney, Immigration Practice
  • Kaitlyn Hartmann

    Kaitlyn Hartmann

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Steven Hasty

    Steven Hasty

    Supervising Attorney, Civil Action Practice
  • Whitney Hayes

    Whitney Hayes

    Attorney, CDP
  • Siya Hegde

    Siya Hegde

    Attorney, CAP
  • Gregory Herrera

    Gregory Herrera

    Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Gwyneth Hesser

    Gwyneth Hesser

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Mariam Hinds

    Mariam Hinds

    Supervising Attorney and Team Leader, CDP
  • Jessica Horan-Block

    Jessica Horan-Block

    Serious Abuse Case Coordinator, Family Defense Practice
  • Jonathan Howe

    Jonathan Howe

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Janae Hunte

    Janae Hunte

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice


  • Safia Hussain

    Safia Hussain

    Associate General Counsel
  • Pamela Itzkowitch

    Pamela Itzkowitch

    Attorney, CDP
  • Mia Jackson-Rosenthal

    Mia Jackson-Rosenthal

    Attorney, CDP
  • Kaitlin Jackson

    Kaitlin Jackson

    Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Amit Jain

    Amit Jain

    Attorney, CDP
  • Niji Jain

    Niji Jain

    Attorney, Impact Litigation Practice
  • Karume James

    Karume James

    Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Wendy Jennings

    Wendy Jennings

    Attorney, FDP
  • William John

    William John

    Staff Attorney , CAP
  • Debbie Jonas

    Debbie Jonas

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Jamaal Jones

    Jamaal Jones

    Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Christina Joseph

    Christina Joseph

    Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Edie Joseph

    Edie Joseph

    Attorney, CDP
  • Jeremy Kaplan-Lyman

    Jeremy Kaplan-Lyman

    Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Nathan Karnovsky

    Nathan Karnovsky

    Attorney, CDP
  • Alexandra Katz

    Alexandra Katz

    Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Simmi Kaur

    Simmi Kaur

    Community Intake Attorney, CDP
  • Daniel Kay

    Daniel Kay

    Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Jim Keniff

    Jim Keniff

    Legal and Training Director, FDP
  • Stacey Kennard

    Stacey Kennard

    Adolescence Defense Project Attorney, CDP
  • Emma Ketteringham

    Emma Ketteringham

    Managing Director, FDP
  • Urooj Khan

    Urooj Khan

    Attorney, CDP
  • Thomas Klein

    Thomas Klein

    Supervising Attorney, Homicide Practice Group
  • Steven Koch

    Steven Koch

    Staff Attorney, Civil Action Practice
  • George Kottas

    George Kottas

    Team Leader and Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Yaniv Kot

    Yaniv Kot

    Attorney, CDP
  • Kyla Kuvach

    Kyla Kuvach

    Attorney, FDP
  • Julema LaForce

    Julema LaForce

    Attorney, CDP
  • Julia Lake

    Julia Lake

    Supervisor Attorney, Civil Action Practice
  • Christopher Lau

    Christopher Lau

    Attorney, CDP
  • Gillian Stoddard Leatherberry

    Gillian Stoddard Leatherberry

    Staff Attorney, Civil Action Practice
  • Andrew Lee

    Andrew Lee

    Attorney*, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Annette Lee

    Annette Lee

    Team Leader and Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Sabrina Lee

    Sabrina Lee

    Attorney, CDP
  • Jacob Lemon-Strauss

    Jacob Lemon-Strauss

    Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Karen Leve

    Karen Leve

    Attorney, FDP
  • Zoe Levine

    Zoe Levine

    Legal Director, Immigration Practice
  • Asher Levinthal

    Asher Levinthal

    Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Scott Levy

    Scott Levy

    Chief Policy Counsel
  • Hannah Lieberman

    Hannah Lieberman

    Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Leslie Polanco Linares

    Leslie Polanco Linares

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Mattie Liskow

    Mattie Liskow

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Deborah Lolai

    Deborah Lolai

    Supervisor of the LGBTQ Defense Project
  • Malika Lubell-Doughtie

    Malika Lubell-Doughtie

    Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Ryan MacDonald

    Ryan MacDonald

    Attorney, Civil Action Practice
  • Miriam Mack

    Miriam Mack

    Policy Counsel, Family Defense Practice
  • Imogene Mankin

    Imogene Mankin

    Attorney, Immigration Practice
  • Elli Marcus

    Elli Marcus

    Attorney, CDP
  • Robyn Mar

    Robyn Mar

    Chief Practice Officer
  • Ann Mathews

    Ann Mathews

    Managing Director, CDP
  • Suchi Mathur

    Suchi Mathur

    Federal Practice Attorney, Immigration
  • Claire Mauksch

    Claire Mauksch

    Attorney, CDP
  • Avery McNeil

    Avery McNeil

    ATI Specialist, CDP
  • Mary Anne Mendenhall

    Mary Anne Mendenhall

    Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Lauren Migliaccio

    Lauren Migliaccio

    Training Director, Immigration
  • Marian Mikhail

    Marian Mikhail

    Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Nathanael Miller

    Nathanael Miller

    Attorney, CDP
  • Filaree Moore

    Filaree Moore

    Attorney*, CDP
  • Andrew Multer

    Andrew Multer

    Attorney, CDP
  • Alexandria Nedd

    Alexandria Nedd

    Attorney and Co-Director of Cardozo Law Clinic, FDP
  • Eli Northrup

    Eli Northrup

    Policy Counsel, CDP
  • Naomi Oberman-Breindel

    Naomi Oberman-Breindel

    Attorney, CDP
  • George Ocasio

    George Ocasio

    Attorney, FDP
  • Oded Oren

    Oded Oren

    Attorney, CDP
  • Sarah Deri Oshiro

    Sarah Deri Oshiro

    Managing Director, Immigration
  • Defne Ozgediz

    Defne Ozgediz

    Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Gina Papera-Ewing

    Gina Papera-Ewing

    Attorney, CDP
  • Laurice Pearson

    Laurice Pearson

    Attorney, FDP
  • Ilana Perlman

    Ilana Perlman

    Attorney, FDP
  • Crystal Peters

    Crystal Peters

    Staff Attorney, Civil Action Practice
  • Angelo Petrigh

    Angelo Petrigh

    Training Director, CDP
  • Annie Pineda

    Annie Pineda

    Director, Pro Bono
  • Archana Prakash

    Archana Prakash

    Supervising Homicide Attorney, Homicide Practice Group
  • Clara Presler

    Clara Presler

    Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Jessica Prince

    Jessica Prince

    Policy Counsel, FDP
  • Emily Prokesch

    Emily Prokesch

    Forensic Practice Director
  • Jessica Purcell

    Jessica Purcell

    Staff Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Juan Cristobal Quevedo

    Juan Cristobal Quevedo

    Supervising Attorney, Immigration
  • Falon Rainer

    Falon Rainer

    Attorney, CDP
  • Runa Rajagopal

    Runa Rajagopal

    Managing Director, Civil Action Practice
  • Marc Ramirez

    Marc Ramirez

    Attorney, CDP
  • Molly Reis

    Molly Reis

    Attorney, CDP
  • Hannah Rosenthal

    Hannah Rosenthal

    Attorney, DNA Unit, CDP
  • Sidni Rouse

    Sidni Rouse

    Attorney, FDP

  • Alicia Sanchez-Ramirez

    Alicia Sanchez-Ramirez

    Attorney, CDP
  • Rodrigo Santelices

    Rodrigo Santelices

    Supervising Attorney, Civil Action Practice
  • Miriam Schachter

    Miriam Schachter

    Staff Attorney, FDP
  • Erin Schechter

    Erin Schechter

    Team Leader and Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Olivia Scheck

    Olivia Scheck

    Attorney, CDP
  • Jenny Semmel

    Jenny Semmel

    Supervising Mental Health Attorney and Interim Team Leader, CDP
  • Shane Seppinni

    Shane Seppinni

    Attorney, CAP
  • David Shalleck-Klein

    David Shalleck-Klein

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Adam Shoop

    Adam Shoop

    Legal Director, Civil Action Practice
  • Brian Shupak

    Brian Shupak

    Attorney, CDP
  • Allaina Sines

    Allaina Sines

    Attorney, FDP
  • Christopher Smith

    Christopher Smith

    Community Intake Attorney, CDP
  • Edward Soto

    Edward Soto

    Attorney, CDP
  • Gregg Stankewicz

    Gregg Stankewicz

    Director of the Adolescent Defense Project and Attorney, CDP
  • Luisa Tamez

    Luisa Tamez

    Supervising Attorney, Immigration
  • Lauren Teichner

    Lauren Teichner

    Team Leader and Attorney, CDP
  • Scott Templin

    Scott Templin

    Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Sidney Thaxter

    Sidney Thaxter

    Attorney, Digital Forensics Unit, CDP
  • Michael Thomas

    Michael Thomas

    Community Intake Attorney, CDP
  • Greg Tolbert

    Greg Tolbert

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Elizabeth Tuttle

    Elizabeth Tuttle

    Attorney, FDP
  • Claire Urban

    Claire Urban

    Supervising Attorney, Immigration
  • Alexandra Valdez

    Alexandra Valdez

    Attorney, CDP
  • Samantha Valentin

    Samantha Valentin

    Attorney, Civil Action Practice
  • Nicole Velazquez

    Nicole Velazquez

    Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Porsha-Shaf’on Venable

    Porsha-Shaf’on Venable

    Supervising Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Anne Venhuizen

    Anne Venhuizen

    Team Leader and Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Karla Vergara-Perez

    Karla Vergara-Perez

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Paul Vernon

    Paul Vernon

    Attorney, DNA Unit, CDP
  • Whitney Viets

    Whitney Viets

    Immigration Attorney
  • Kara Wallis

    Kara Wallis

    Attorney, FDP
  • Lisa Washington

    Lisa Washington

    Attorney and Co-Director of Cardozo Law Clinic, FDP
  • Hannah Weinstein

    Hannah Weinstein

    Attorney, FDP
  • Michael White

    Michael White

    Staff Attorney, FDP
  • Elyssa Williams

    Elyssa Williams

    Supervising Attorney, Immigration
  • Janie Williams

    Janie Williams

    Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Alyssa Work

    Alyssa Work

    Attorney, CDP
  • Katie Wozencroft

    Katie Wozencroft

    Deputy Director, CDP
  • Pezhmon Zaiim

    Pezhmon Zaiim

    Attorney, CDP
  • Daniel Zeidman

    Daniel Zeidman

    Attorney, CDP
  • Saul Zipkin

    Saul Zipkin

    Appellate Attorney, FDP