Staff

  • Ivan
    Iván Espinoza-Madrigal
    Executive Director

    Iván Espinoza-Madrigal (@IvanEspinozaESQ) is the Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice. He is an expert in legal protections for people of color and immigrants. He has filed and won dozens of life-changing and law-changing cases across the country on behalf of people of color and immigrants. He advises federal and Read More

  • Oren
    Oren M. Sellstrom
    Litigation Director

    Oren joined LCCR in 2015 as Litigation Director.  In that capacity, he oversees the organization’s litigation and advocacy work in all areas including education, economic justice, employment, and voting rights. Prior to joining the Lawyers’ Committee in Boston, Oren worked for 18 years at the Lawyers’ Committee affiliate in San Francisco, first as a staff attorney and then Read More

  • Matt
    Matt Cregor
    Education Project Director

    Matt joined the Lawyers’ Committee in 2014, and handles a variety of education matters including school discipline, special education, and student assignment. Before that, Matt worked as a staff attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), where he led its federal advocacy on school discipline, partnering with national civil rights groups Read More

  • Priya
    Priya Lane
    Economic Justice Project Director

    Priya Lane was appointed the Director of the Belin Economic Justice Project in 2016 after serving the organization as a staff attorney, fellow, and intern. Priya leads LCCR’s work to provide minority, immigrant, and low income entrepreneurs and small business owners free business and legal assistance. Through her work she conducts workshops and legal clinics, provides one-on-one legal consultations, and matches business owners Read More

  • Laura
    Laura Maslow-Armand
    Staff Attorney

    Laura Maslow-Armand is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. For nine years, she was an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights and Public Charities Divisions where she litigated cases involving housing discrimination, hate crimes and telemarketing fraud. She was part of a team that drafted, implemented, and evaluated the Attorney General’s Read More

  • Sophia
    Sophia Hall
    Staff Attorney

    Prior to joining LCCR, Sophia was a staff attorney with AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, New England’s largest HIV/AIDS legal service organization. As a staff attorney, she represented low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS in a wide range of legal matters including discrimination, housing, and public benefits cases.   Sophia is a graduate of Boston College Read More

  • Nimni
    Oren Nimni
    Civil Rights Fellow

    Oren joined the Lawyers’ Committee as a Civil Rights Fellow in 2017. Prior to joining the organization, Oren was a partner at Community Law Office, a Dorchester-based firm dedicated to community lawyering. At the Community Law Office, Oren provided holistic representation to low-income clients and grassroots organizations in criminal and civil matters. Previously, Oren worked Read More

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer Navas Portillo
    Paralegal

    Jennifer joined the Lawyers’ Committee as a paralegal in May 2017. She coordinates the Lawyers’ Committee’s intake process and community outreach efforts. Prior to joining the Lawyers’ Committee, Jennifer was a paralegal with Goddard, Scuteri & Delaney, and served as an AmeriCorps Legal Advocate at Northeast Legal Aid.  Read More