Joshua A. Guberman Fellow and Lecturer in the Legal Studies Program
DegreesThe Catholic University of America, J.D.
University of North Carolina, B.A.
ExpertiseLaw Practice: civil litigation in the areas of tort, contract, employment, civil rights, and family law
Policy: issue advocacy, political investigations, due diligence research, drafting legislation and policy briefs
Academics: Wrongful convictions, civil rights, constitutional law
ProfileI have been a practicing attorney since 1999, helping clients resolve disputes in the areas of tort, civil rights, employment and family law. I am currently a partner in a firm specializing in appellate advocacy. Before entering private practice, I was an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division under former Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas P. Reilly.
I have also worked for state and federal legislators performing political investigations, issue advocacy, due diligence research, and legislative drafting.
I started teaching at Brandeis in 2008 as a Joshua A. Guberman Fellow in the Legal Studies Program. Since that time, I have developed courses in which I draw heavily from my personal experiences as an attorney-in-practice, and use actual case models for teaching about topics in law. I have a particular interest in the causes of wrongful convictions, and the social/political/legal responses to problems in our criminal justice system.
I strive to provide an educational experience that will enable Brandeis students to become active participants in the legal and political systems after graduation. My courses are designed not only to inform and inspire, but to provide practical skills required for working in a legal environment or with legal materials.
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