Jonathan Levy

Director, Barbara McDowell Appellate Advocacy Project

Jonathan Levy is the Director of Legal Aid’s nationally recognized Barbara McDowell Appellate Advocacy Project. Jonathan represents Legal Aid clients in matters before the D.C. Court of Appeals and other appellate bodies and also presents the views of Legal Aid as a friend of the court. He assists in the development and presentation of legal theories by Legal Aid attorneys at the administrative and trial court levels.

Jonathan joined Legal Aid in March 2015 after more than 15 years of service on the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice, where he briefed and argued dozens of cases in the United States Courts of Appeals around the country on a wide range of issues. From 1995 to 1999, he was an associate at the Zuckerman, Spaeder law firm.

Jonathan received his B.A. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University and received his J.D. from Stanford University, where he received the Order of the Coif (top 10% grade point average) and was an editor of the Stanford Law Review. After graduating from Law School, Jonathan clerked first for the Honorable William Wayne Justice on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and then for the Honorable Judith W. Rogers on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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J.D., Stanford Law School
     Order of the Coif
     Stanford Law Review, Editor
B.A., summa cum laude, Yale University
     Phi Beta Kappa


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