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Matt Wasserman

Matt Wasserman

Debtors’ Prison Project Fellow

Matt Wasserman is a fellow with the Debtors’ Prison Project.

Prior to joining Public Justice, Matt represented poor people convicted of felonies as a staff attorney at the Office of the Appellate Defender in New York City. He also served as a law clerk for Judge Jane B. Stranch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Judge Allyne R. Ross of the Eastern District of New York.

Matt received his J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law, a master’s in political science from the Sorbonne, and a B.A. from Reed College. During law school, he interned with the Orleans Public Defenders and Southern Center for Human Rights, and participated in the Civil Rights Clinic and Juvenile Defender Clinic. Before law school, among other things, he investigated allegations of police misconduct for the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board.