Gwyneth Hesser


As an Attorney in the Family Defense Practice, Gwyneth represents parents in Bronx County Family Court, who are fighting allegations of child abuse and/or neglect. Gwyneth received her J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law as a Public Interest/Public Service fellow. During law school, she clerked for the ACLU’s Capital Punishment Project, was a student attorney with the Human Rights Clinic, and a fellow with Amnesty International’s United Nations office. After law school, Gwyneth was a staff attorney with the Juvenile Rights Practice of The Legal Aid Society of NY for four years. She subsequently became the Country Director of The Girls Foundation of Tanzania and the Director of Inherit Your Rights. Gwyneth also holds a B.A. from The College of New Jersey and an M.A. from the American University’s School of International Service. Prior to law school, she was a Peace Corps volunteer, teacher, and case manager for adults living with HIV. She is also the founder of a non-profit organization that provides scholarships, school supplies, and medical care to academically gifted but financially struggling girls in Tanzania.