Staff Attorney, Public Justice
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 and adjunct law professor at the Law Center. Prior to that, she was the Supreme Court Assistance Project Fellow at Public Citizen Litigation Group and clerked for Texas Supreme Court Justice Harriet O’Neill. She has also clerked for the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs at the Arizona Center for Disability Law. Leah is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University Law School. Leah is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia (inactive) only.