• Leslie Bailey
      Staff Attorney
      Leslie A. Bailey litigates complex public interest appeals on behalf of consumers who have been cheated and advocates for the public’s right of access to court records. She has extensive experience in, and is often consulted about, the enforceability of arbitration clauses in consumer contracts, Read More...
    • Jennifer Bennett
      Staff Attorney
      Jennifer Bennett is a Staff Attorney at Public Justice, litigating precedent-setting appeals challenging predatory corporate conduct and government abuses. Her practice involves a wide range of issues, including civil rights, workers’ rights, consumer protection, court secrecy, and forced arbitrat Read More...
    • F. Paul Bland, Jr.
      Executive Director
      F. Paul Bland, Jr., Executive Director, has been a senior attorney at Public Justice since 1997. As Executive Director, Paul manages and leads Public Justice's legal and foundation staff, guiding the organization’s litigation docket and other advocacy. As staff and senior attorney, he was resp Read More...
    • Leslie A. Brueckner
      Senior Attorney
      Leslie A. Brueckner is a Senior Attorney at Public Justice, where she specializes in cutting-edge appellate litigation in the state and federal courts.  A 1987 graduate of Harvard Law School, Ms. Brueckner’s current areas of practice include class actions, constitutional law, federal preemption, Read More...
    • Arthur H. Bryant
      Arthur H. Bryant, Chairman of Public Justice, has won major victories and established new precedents in several areas of the law, including constitutional law, toxic torts, civil rights, consumer protection, and mass torts. The National Law Journal has twice named him one of the 100 Most Influenti Read More...
    • Jessica Culpepper
      Food Project Attorney
      Jessica Culpepper is the Food Safety & Health Attorney at Public Justice in the national headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Before joining Public Justice, Jessica was a Barker Fellow and Staff Attorney at the Humane Society of the United States in the Farm Animal Welfare Division. There  sh Read More...
    • Karla Gilbride
      Cartwright-Baron Staff Attorney
      Karla Gilbride joined Public Justice in October 2014 as our Cartwright-Baron staff attorney. Her work focuses on fighting mandatory arbitration provisions imposed on consumers and workers to prevent them from holding corporations accountable for their wrongdoing in court. She has testified befor Read More...
    • Brian Hardingham
      Kazan-Budd Attorney

      Brian Hardingham, Kazan-Budd Attorney, is based in the Oakland, California office of Public Justice. Before joining Public Justice, Brian clerked for Judge Jane Stranch on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Cormac Carney in the Central District of California. Brian also spent a year and a Read More...
    • Jim Hecker
      Director, Environmental Enforcement Project
      Jim Hecker, Environmental Enforcement Project Director at Public Justice, received an undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Illinois, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Jim received his J.D., magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law. He earned distinctions  Read More...
    • Adele P. Kimmel
      Senior Attorney
      Adele P. Kimmel, Senior Attorney, is based in the DC Headquarters of Public Justice. Since joining the law firm in 1994, Adele has worked on wide range of civil rights cases, representing prisoners and immigrant detainees who were beaten, sexually assaulted, denied adequate medical care, and killed; Read More...
    • Neil Levine
      Staff Attorney, Environmental Enforcement Project
      Neil Levine is a staff attorney on Public Justice’s Environmental Enforcement Project. He joined Public Justice in December 2017 after spending 25 years representing national organizations and community groups throughout the country on a wide range of environmental issues. Neil previously serve Read More...
    • David Muraskin
      Food Project Attorney
      David S. Muraskin is a Food Project Attorney with Public Justice in Washington, D.C. He focuses on impact litigation to promote sustainable alternatives to the industrial animal agriculture system. His docket consists of constitutional, consumer, worker, and environmental cases. Of particular  Read More...
    • Victoria W. Ni
      Deputy Director
      Victoria W. Ni, Deputy Director, is based in the Oakland, Calif., office of Public Justice. Since joining the firm in 2000, Vicky has litigated a wide range of cases focused on protecting and ensuring the rights of consumers, workers, victims, and individuals with disabilities; free speech; and eq Read More...
    • Leah M. Nicholls
      Staff Attorney
      Leah Nicholls joined Public Justice's D.C. office in September 2012 as the Kazan-Budd Attorney. She was previously senior staff attorney for civil rights and general public interest at the Georgetown University Law Center's Institute for Public Representation. Leah had also been a teaching fellow an Read More...
    • Lucas Rhoads
      Ferraro Fellow
      Lucas Rhoads has served as the Ferraro Fellow at Public Justice since September 2017 and works in the Washington, D.C. office. Lucas received his J.D. in May of 2017 from the Georgetown University Law Center. During law school, he interned at the American Wind Energy Association, the Environmental L Read More...
    • Richard Webster
      Of Counsel, Environmental Enforcement Project
      Richard Webster is of counsel, Environmental Enforcement Project, and also serves as Director of Legal Programs at Hudson Riverkeeper in Ossining, N.Y. He was a Staff Attorney at Public Justice until 2017, and previously had been the Legal Director of the Eastern Environmental Law center, former Read More...