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Attorneys

    • Leslie Bailey
      Staff Attorney
      lbailey@publicjustice.net
      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
      jbennett@publicjustice.net
      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
      pbland@publicjustice.net
      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
      lbrueckner@publicjustice.net
      Leslie A. Brueckner is a senior attorney at Public Justice. She received her A.B. degree summa cum laude from U.C. Berkeley in 1983, where she was awarded the University Medal for the Most Distinguished Graduating Senior. Leslie is also a 1987 magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School. In  Read More...
    • Arthur H. Bryant
      Chairman
      abryant@publicjustice.net
      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
      jculpepper@publicjustice.net
      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 where she work Read More...
    • Karla Gilbride
      Cartwright-Baron Staff Attorney
      kgilbride@publicjustice.net
      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...
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    • 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
      jhecker@publicjustice.net
      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
      akimmel@publicjustice.net
      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...
    • David Muraskin
      Food Project Attorney
      dmuraskin@publicjustice.net
      David Muraskin is a Food Safety & Health Attorney at Public Justice, focusing on Public Justice’s efforts to promote sustainable animal farming agriculture and hold factory farms accountable for the negative social and environmental effects of their production methods. Prior to joining Public  Read More...
    • Victoria W. Ni
      Deputy Director
      vni@publicjustice.net
      Victoria W. Ni, Deputy Director, is based in the Oakland, CA office of Public Justice. Since she joined the firm in 2000, Vicky has worked on a variety of cases brought to protect consumers’ and victims’ rights, rights of the disabled, free speech, and equal opportunity for women in athletics  Read More...
    • Leah M. Nicholls
      Staff Attorney
      lnicholls@publicjustice.net
      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...
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    • Lucas Rhoads
      Ferraro Fellow
      lrhoads@publicjustice.net
      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
      rwebster@publicjustice.net
      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...