Legal Staff by Practice Area

Eric AngelExecutive Director
Chinh Q. LeLegal Director

Housing Law Unit

Maggie DonahueSupervising Attorney *
Amanda Korber, Supervising Attorney
Beth Mellen HarrisonSupervising Attorney
Rachel Rintelmann, Supervising Attorney
Matthew Boucher, Staff Attorney
Elena Bowers, Staff Attorney *
Eleni Christidis, Staff Attorney *°ˆΣ‡
Molly Catchen, Staff Attorney
Blair L. Gilbert, Staff Attorney *☙
Keerat Johnson, Staff Attorney
Samantha Koshgarian, Staff Attorney
Faiza Majeed, Staff Attorney ❀§
Ashlei Schulz, Staff Attorney
Mel Zahnd, Staff Attorney
Neesa Sethi, Senior Project Attorney
Alicia Skeeter, Case Manager
Dara Canchester, Legal Aisstant/Paralegal*
Rebecca Harris, Legal Assistant/Paralegal *
Karla Talley, Legal Assistant/Paralegal 

Public Benefits Law Unit

Jennifer Mezey, Supervising Attorney
Nina Wu, Supervising Attorney ˆ
Andrew Patterson, Senior Staff Attorney
Chelsea Creo Sharon, Senior Staff Attorney *
Curt D. Campbell, Staff Attorney
Aida Fitzgerald, Staff Attorney
Marcia Hollingsworth, Staff Attorney
Ashley Moore, Staff Attorney
Carolyn Rumer, Staff Attorney
Lisa Meehan, Legal Assistant/Paralegal *

Domestic Violence/Family Law Unit

Meridel Bulle-VuSupervising Attorney
Trisha MonroeSupervising Attorney 
Stephanie TroyerSupervising Attorney
Ashley McDowellSenior Staff Attorney
Julia Eve Preston, Senior Staff Attorney
Jamie Sparano, Senior Staff Attorney
Rebecca Hutchinson, Staff Attorney
June Lee, Staff Attorney °
Yoliara “Yoli” Ramos, Staff Attorney *
Christine Thomas, Staff Attorney
Amee Vora, Staff Attorney❃❀
Stephanie Westman, Senior Staff Attorney *
Charlene “Charlie” Whitman-Barr, Staff Attorney
Emily Grose, Legal Assistant/Paralegal *

Consumer Law Unit

Jennifer Ngai Lavallee, Supervising Attorney
Shirley HorngSenior Staff Attorney
Zack Hill, Staff Attorney
Jennifer Klein Joseph, Staff Attorney *
Ellen Peterson, Staff Attorney
Zenia Wilson, Staff Attorney
Thomas C. Papson, Volunteer Staff Attorney
Phillip McCarthy, Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Other Legal Projects and Programs

Jodi FeldmanManaging Attorney
Jeannine GómezSenior Staff Attorney, Immigrants’ Rights Legal Services Project 
Kareine Johnson, Staff Attorney, Intake and Volunteer Programs °♦
Damon King, Senior Policy Advocate
Jonathan Levy, Director, Barbara McDowell Appellate Advocacy Project
Priyanka Gupta, Sidley Austin Appellate Advocacy Fellow
Sylvia Soltis, Staff Attorney, Pro Bono Program *
Satcha Robinson, Skadden Fellow, Reentry Justice Project
Gary CunninghamIntake Coordinator
Diana CruzLegal Assistant/Intake Coordinator *
Gabriela MendozaLegal Assistant/Intake Coordinator *

Loaned Associates

Danielle Pingue, Arnold & Porter
Bridget Carr, Crowell & Moring
Keith Neely, Skadden

* Proficient or fluent in Spanish.
◊ Fluent in Portuguese.
° Proficient or Fluent in French.
ˆ Proficient in Mandarin.
Σ Proficient in Greek
❀ Proficient or Fluent in Hindi.
§ Fluent in Urdu.
❃ Proficient in Gujarati.
♦ Fluent in Haitian Creole.
☙ Proficient in Tongan.

‡ Not yet admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia, but admitted to practice law in another jurisdiction. Practicing law in the District of Columbia pursuant to D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(9)(B) under the supervision of Legal Aid attorneys admitted to the D.C. Bar and in good standing.

⚜ Not authorized to practice law in any jurisdiction but is practicing law in the District of Columbia pursuant to D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(9)(C) under the supervision of Legal Aid attorneys admitted to the D.C. Bar and in good standing.

✵ Not admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and not engaged in the practice of law.