Jonathan Fox
Supervising Attorney, Tenants' Rights

Jonathan is a Supervising Attorney in the Tenants’ Rights Unit where he represents Brooklyn tenants facing eviction. Prior to that, Jonathan served as a Supervising Attorney in NYLAG’s Storm Response Unit representing Sandy-affected families in consumer-related legal matters, such as contractor fraud, mechanics liens, disaster-related tax issues, and in lawsuits filed against consumers by contractors. Before joining NYLAG, Jonathan worked at The Financial Clinic where he handled consumer law cases for low-income New Yorkers and survivors of domestic violence in the areas of foreclosure defense, debt collection defense, tax, and bankruptcy. At The Financial Clinic, he also created and facilitated interactive financial development and consumer law trainings and webinars and developed companion written materials for practitioners nationwide, including domestic violence advocates, housing counselors, and financial coaches. Prior to that, Jonathan worked as a staff attorney at the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Jonathan graduated from the University Connecticut School of Law with high honors and holds his BA from Columbia University.

Jessica Abreu
Paralegal, Tenants' Rights

Yekaterina Blinova
Staff Attorney, Tenants' Rights

Yekaterina is a staff attorney in the Tenants’ Rights Unit. Prior to joining TRU, she was a fellow and later a volunteer at the Family Law Unit. Yekaterina graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2013 where she was an Equal Justice Works and BLSPI Fellow and interned at various direct services organizations, including Staten Island Legal Services, Bronx Legal Services, Urban Justice Center, Day One, Sanctuary for Families, and Brooklyn Law School’s Safe Harbor Clinic.

Taysha M Clark
Paralegal, Tenants' Rights

Michael Connors
Poverty Justice Solutions Fellow, Tenants' Rights

Javeria Hashmi
Staff Attorney, Tenants' Rights / Mobile Legal Help Center

Javeria is a staff attorney in the Tenants’ Rights Unit (TRU) and the Mobile Legal Help Center (MLHC).  Traveling to all five boroughs, Javeria meets with potential clients and assists them with housing law issues.  She represents low-income tenants in Housing Court and administrative proceedings.  Before joining NYLAG, she was a staff attorney at CAMBA Legal Services where she provided anti-eviction legal services to tenants, including legal advice and representation in non-payment court proceedings, holdovers, and HP Actions for Repairs.  Prior to that, Javeria was a law clerk to the Hon. J. Randall Corman, J.S.C. in New Brunswick, NJ.  As a law clerk, she worked closely with pro se litigants in filing Orders to Show Cause and other emergent applications.  Javeria is a 2014 graduate of the CUNY School of Law and a cum laude graduate of Brooklyn College.

Julia Lake
Poverty Justice Solutions Fellow, Tenants' Rights

Julia is a Poverty Justice Solutions Fellow in the Tenants’ Rights Unit, where she represents low-income tenants in housing court and administrative proceedings and advises clients at NYLAG’s Brooklyn Single Stop clinics.  Prior to law school, Julia was a paralegal at the Center for Family Representation in Manhattan.  During law school, she interned with NYLAG’s Special Litigation Unit, MFY Legal Services’ Housing Preservation Project, and the Legal Aid Society’s Homeless Rights Project.  She also volunteered with the Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office (CLARO) and South Brooklyn Legal Services’ NYCHA Hearings Project and was a clinic student with the Urban Justice Center’s Community Development Project.  Julia received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and her J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Amy Luo
Staff Attorney, Tenants' Rights

Karen Marcos
Paralegal, Tenants' Rights

Javier Ortiz
Staff Attorney, Tenants' Rights

Javier is a staff attorney in the Tenants’ Rights Unit. He represents low-income tenants in Queens Housing Court and administrative proceedings, with a focus on preventing eviction. Prior to joining the Housing Project, Javier was a staff attorney in NYLAG’s Storm Response Unit where he focused on flood insurance appeals and Federal/State disaster relief programs. Javier received his B.A., cum laude, from Drew University. He earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, where he held senior staff positions on both the Moot Court Honor Society and the New York Litigator Law Journal. Javier is admitted to practice law in New York State.

Khushbu Patel
Poverty Justice Solutions Fellow, Tenants' Rights

Khushbu is a Poverty Justice Solutions Fellow in the Tenants’ Rights Unit. She represents low-income tenants in housing court and administrative proceedings.  She also advises tenants who are referred to NYLAG by community-based organizations at Single Stop sites. Khushbu received a J.D. from New York Law School where she was a Pro Bono Scholar at the City Bar Justice Center. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut.

Abigail Rosenfeld
Paralegal, Tenants' Rights

Joseph Schofield
Poverty Justice Solutions Fellow, Tenants' Rights

Angela Stovall
Paralegal, Tenants' Rights

Allison Yurcik
Staff Attorney, Tenants’ Rights

Allison is a Staff Attorney in NYLAG’s Tenants’ Rights Unit. She represents Manhattan tenants in housing court and administrative proceedings. Prior to joining the Tenants’ Rights Unit, Allison served as a Legal Fellow and then Volunteer Attorney in NYLAG’s LGBTQ Law Project, representing and advising LGBTQ New Yorkers on a broad range of legal issues. Allison received a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A. in Mathematics from Macalester College.