Legal Staff by Practice Area

Eric AngelExecutive Director
Chinh Q. LeLegal Director
Heather Latino, Deputy Legal Director
Jennifer Mezey, Deputy Legal Director

Housing Law Unit

Amanda Korber, Supervising Attorney
Beth Mellen HarrisonSupervising Attorney
Rachel Rintelmann, Supervising Attorney
Matthew Boucher, Staff Attorney
Elena Bowers, Staff Attorney *
Molly Catchen, Staff Attorney
Eleni Christidis, Staff Attorney *°ˆΣ‡
Blair L. Gilbert, Staff Attorney *☙
Keerat Johnson, Staff Attorney
Samantha Koshgarian, Senior Staff Attorney
Faiza Majeed, Staff Attorney ❀§
Ashlei Schulz, Staff Attorney
Mel Zahnd, Staff Attorney
Candace Mitchell, Steptoe Fellow
Emily Near, Case Manager
Adam Jacobs, Project Coordinator
Becca Gallahue, Client Support Coordinator *
Dara Canchester, Legal Assistant/Paralegal *
José Vallejo-Jimenez, Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Public Benefits Law Unit

Nina Wu, Supervising Attorney ˆ
Curt D. Campbell, Senior Staff Attorney
Alexis Christensen, Skadden Fellow
Drake Hagner, Senior Staff Attorney
Andrew Patterson, Senior Staff Attorney
Chelsea Creo Sharon, Senior Staff Attorney *
Nicole Dooley, Staff Attorney
Aida Fitzgerald, Staff Attorney
Marcia Hollingsworth, Staff Attorney
Ashley Moore, Staff Attorney
Carolyn Rumer, Staff Attorney *
Karla Lora, 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
Caroline Fehr, Staff Attorney *
Christine Thomas Joseph, Staff Attorney
June Lee, Staff Attorney °
Yoliara “Yoli” Ramos, Staff Attorney *
Amee Vora, Staff Attorney ❃❀
Julia Ward, Staff Attorney
Charlene “Charlie” Whitman-Barr, Staff Attorney
Emily Grose, Legal Assistant/Paralegal *
Gabriela Mendoza, Legal Assistant/Paralegal *

Consumer Law Unit

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

Other Legal Projects and Programs

Jodi FeldmanManaging Attorney
Kareine Johnson, Senior Staff Attorney, Intake and Volunteer Programs °♦
Damon King, Director of Policy Advocacy
Jonathan Levy, Director, Barbara McDowell Appellate Advocacy Project
Marian Messing, Sidley Austin Appellate Advocacy Fellow
Sylvia Soltis, Staff Attorney, Pro Bono Program *
Becca Steinberg, Yale Public Interest Fellow
Satcha Robinson, Skadden Fellow, Reentry Justice Project
Gary CunninghamIntake Coordinator
Diana CruzLegal Assistant/Intake Coordinator *
Kata de LimaLegal Assistant/Intake Specialist *
Jordan Stoner, Legal Assistant/Intake Specialist


Loaned Associates

Henry Morris, Arnold & Porter
Matt Gander, Crowell & Moring
Elle Ottaviani, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

* 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.


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