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Our Staff

  • Ashley Agosto

    Ashley Agosto

    Social Worker, Family Defense Practice
  • Roshell Amezcua

    Roshell Amezcua

    Staff Attorney, Family Defense Immigration Counsel
  • Ashley Arroyo

    Ashley Arroyo

    Family Defense Practice Court Liaison, Family Defense Practice
  • Katherine Azcona

    Katherine Azcona

    Parent Advocate, FDP
  • MaryAnn Barile

    MaryAnn Barile

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Keith Baumann

    Keith Baumann

    Training Director, Family Defense Practice
  • Muriel Bell

    Muriel Bell

    Sr. Policy Social Worker, Family Defense Practice
  • Elizabeth Blumetti

    Elizabeth Blumetti

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Juanita Brake-Ivory

    Juanita Brake-Ivory

    Staff Attorney, CAP
  • Deborah Brook

    Deborah Brook

    Social Worker, Family Defense Practice
  • Shanée Brown

    Shanée Brown

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Gregg Butler

    Gregg Butler

    Law Graduate, FDP
  • Annie Carney

    Annie Carney

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Maggie Carrasquillo

    Maggie Carrasquillo

    Social Worker Supervisor, Family Defense Practice
  • Tracey Carter

    Tracey Carter

    Parent Advocate, Family Defense Practice
  • Kelly Chen

    Kelly Chen

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Jacob Chin

    Jacob Chin

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Natasha Chokhani

    Natasha Chokhani

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Sharifa Clark

    Sharifa Clark

    Law Graduate, FDP
  • Shlomit Cohen

    Shlomit Cohen

    Supervising Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Emma Connolly

    Emma Connolly

    Staff Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Noemi Cotto

    Noemi Cotto

    Social Work Supervisor, Family Defense Practice
  • Antionette Donald

    Antionette Donald

    Social Worker, FDP
  • Julie Doyle

    Julie Doyle

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Jocelyn Edelstein

    Jocelyn Edelstein

    Parent Advocate, Family Defense Practice
  • Tal Eisenzweig

    Tal Eisenzweig

    Law Graduate, Family Defense Practice
  • Mara Fleder

    Mara Fleder

    Supervising Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Eddie Garcia

    Eddie Garcia

    Legal Assistant
  • Chazley Gonzalez

    Chazley Gonzalez

    Parent Advocate, Family Defense Practice
  • Jellisa Grant

    Jellisa Grant

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Kaitlyn Hartmann

    Kaitlyn Hartmann

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Cassie Hazelip

    Cassie Hazelip

    Law Graduate, FDP
  • Gwyneth Hesser

    Gwyneth Hesser

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • 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


  • Wendy Jennings

    Wendy Jennings

    Attorney, FDP
  • Andrew Jimenez

    Andrew Jimenez

    Parent Advocate, Family Defense Practice
  • Debbie Jonas

    Debbie Jonas

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Jim Keniff

    Jim Keniff

    Legal and Training Director, FDP
  • Emma Ketteringham

    Emma Ketteringham

    Managing Director, FDP
  • Suah Kim

    Suah Kim

    Social Worker, FDP
  • George Kottas

    George Kottas

    Team Leader and Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Kyla Kuvach

    Kyla Kuvach

    Attorney, FDP
  • Karen Leve

    Karen Leve

    Attorney, FDP
  • Asher Levinthal

    Asher Levinthal

    Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Mattie Liskow

    Mattie Liskow

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Miriam Mack

    Miriam Mack

    Policy Counsel, Family Defense Practice
  • Shantel Mayris

    Shantel Mayris

    Social Worker, FDP
  • Kimesha McDonald

    Social Worker, FDP
  • Mary Anne Mendenhall

    Mary Anne Mendenhall

    Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Alexandria Nedd

    Alexandria Nedd

    Attorney and Co-Director of Cardozo Law Clinic, FDP
  • George Ocasio

    George Ocasio

    Attorney, FDP
  • Dinah Ortiz-Adames

    Dinah Ortiz-Adames

    Parent Advocate Supervisor, Family Defense Practice
  • Jean Padilla

    Jean Padilla

    Parent Advocate and Team Leader, FDP
  • Laurice Pearson

    Laurice Pearson

    Attorney, FDP
  • Ilana Perlman

    Ilana Perlman

    Attorney, FDP
  • Asia Piña

    Asia Piña

    Social Worker, FDP
  • Clara Presler

    Clara Presler

    Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Jessica Prince

    Jessica Prince

    Policy Counsel, FDP
  • Jessica Purcell

    Jessica Purcell

    Staff Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Sidni Rouse

    Sidni Rouse

    Attorney, FDP

  • Isamaris Santiago

    Isamaris Santiago

    Parent Advocate, FDP
  • Miriam Schachter

    Miriam Schachter

    Staff Attorney, FDP
  • Erin Schechter

    Erin Schechter

    Team Leader and Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • David Shalleck-Klein

    David Shalleck-Klein

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Allaina Sines

    Allaina Sines

    Attorney, FDP
  • Greg Tolbert

    Greg Tolbert

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Elizabeth Tuttle

    Elizabeth Tuttle

    Attorney, FDP
  • Nicole Velazquez

    Nicole Velazquez

    Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Anne Venhuizen

    Anne Venhuizen

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

    Karla Vergara-Perez

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • 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
  • Rivka Weiss

    Rivka Weiss

    Social Worker, Family Defense Practice
  • Michael White

    Michael White

    Staff Attorney, FDP
  • Leena Widdi

    Leena Widdi

    Law Graduate, FDP
  • Saul Zipkin

    Saul Zipkin

    Appellate Attorney, FDP