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Theresa Brabson is the Newest Duffy Fellow

Tom Duffy and Duffy Fellow Theresa Brabson

(Philadelphia) – Attorney Theresa Brabson has been named the newest Duffy Fellow at LCD, the Legal Clinic for the Disabled. The LCD provides free legal services to low-income individuals with physical disabilities in the five-county region.

Duffy + Partners founder Tom Duffy created the fellowship in 2012 to assist Philadelphia’s neediest citizens by underwriting the cost of staff attorneys at the area’s foremost legal service nonprofit organizations. Presently, there are two other Duffy Fellows working in the city: attorney Neha Yadav Chiaramonte at the Homeless Advocacy Project, and Jen Burdick of Community Legal Services.

Brabson, who joined LCD after she graduated magna cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2013, first worked for the nonprofit as an intern. In her role as the Duffy Fellow, she will now administer the Medical Legal Partnership effort at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, helping the hospital’s medical professionals to identify and address legal hardships that can, directly or indirectly, negatively affect the health of patients. This work includes intervention in a variety of issues, such as Supplemental Security Income, domestic violence, child support, custody and landlord/tenant affairs. Her commitment to putting her law degree to good use in the community also includes past volunteer work with Philadelphia VIP as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access, the Campaign for Working Families, and at Temple Law for both Legal Aid and the Public Interest Practicum.

The Duffy Fellowships are an extension of the mission for the Duffy firm, which works for justice on behalf of the catastrophically injured and their families in Philadelphia. To learn more about the firm, visit www.duffyfirm.com.