• Tonia Allison
      Development Processing Assistant
      Tonia Allison joined the Foundation staff as Development Processing Assistant in September 2010. Before coming to Public Justice, Tonia had three years of gift processing experience with the United States Naval Academy Foundation. In her capacity at the Foundation, Tonia provides much-needed assist Read More...
    • Paula Athey
      Legal Assistant
      Paula Athey assists Managing Attorney Adele Kimmel, Environmental Enforcement Director Jim Hecker, Power-Cotchett Attorney Richard Webster, Food Safety & Health Attorney David Muraskin, and Thornton-Robb Attorney Gabriel Hopkins. She joined Public Justice in 1995 as the Receptionist and was pro Read More...
    • Maggie Barr
      Membership Manager
      Maggie Barr rejoined the staff of Public Justice in November 2013 after a couple years away. As Membership Manager, Maggie is responsible for the acquisition, cultivation and retention of members. Maggie most recently worked at Public Citizen as a Major Gifts Officer, where she raised money to supp 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 a staff of nearly 30 attorneys and other staff, guiding the organization’s litigation docket and other advocacy. As staff and senior attorney, he was r 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...
    • Susan Gombert
      Meetings & Events Manager
      Susan Gombert, CMP is Meetings & Events Manager at the Public Justice Foundation. She is responsible for all aspects of the Foundation's meetings and special events, and is a staff liaison to the Foundation's Gala Committee. Prior to joining Public Justice, Susan was the Membership Director f Read More...
    • Jaye Lopez Van Soest
      Development Director
      Jaye Lopez Van Soest, CFRE, Development Director, oversees fundraising for the organization. Jaye joined Public Justice’s Washington, D.C. office in January 2016. Jaye most recently served as development director for the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law where Read More...
    • Kathleen Morris
      Legal Assistant
      Kathleen Morris joined Public Justice in January 2012 as Legal Assistant to the West Coast Office attorneys. Prior to coming to Public Justice, Kathy worked as a paralegal for a small civil litigation practice which represented clients in a wide variety of real estate, business, and construction li Read More...
    • Aidan O’Shea
      Communications Specialist
      Aidan O’Shea, Communications Specialist, is responsible for expanding the reach of Public Justice’s work, particularly through managing website content, social media, and video production, as well as by contributing to messaging and strategy development. He joined Public Justice’s Washington,  Read More...
    • Steve Ralls
      Communications Director
      Steve Ralls, Communications Director, oversees media, messaging and marketing for the organization. Steve joined Public Justice’s Washington, D.C., office in April 2015. Steve has secured prominent media coverage of Public Justice cases, including in NBC News, The New York Times, FOX News and m Read More...
    • Norma Sapp
      Office Manager
      Norma Sapp is the Office Manager in the DC headquarters.  Norma has spent much of her career managing office operations for both non-profit organizations and for-profit companies in the Washington, D.C. area. Read More...
    • David Seabrook
      Director of Finance and Administration
      David Seabrook, CPA, joined Public Justice in October 2014 as the Director of Finance and Administration. In that role, Dave oversees finances and accounting, human resources, information technology and other administrative functions for Public Justice’s law firm and foundation. Dave has been a Ch Read More...
    • Yvonne Stewart
      Legal Assistant
      Yvonne Stewart joined Public Justice in 2011 as a Legal Assistant. She assists Executive Director Paul Bland, Staff Attorney Leah Nicholls, Food Safety & Health Attorney Jessica Culpepper and Staff Attorney Karla Gilbride on their many public-interest cases. Yvonne has over 25 years of lega Read More...
    • Tommy Wrenn
      Development Program Assistant
      Tommy Wrenn joined Public Justice as Development Program Assistant in August 2016. Before coming to Public Justice, Tommy was Program Assistant at The Nexus Fund, a grant making organization dedicated to the prevention of mass atrocities. A graduate of Appalachian State University, Tommy moved to Wa Read More...