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Bryan Stevenson

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Culture, progressive goals, and willingness to test novel legal theories.

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Curriculum Vitae

DAN KIESELSTEIN is an Associate* at Edelson PC.  Dan received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where was involved in a number of student practice organizations and clinics focused on public interest work. Dan was a student attorney at both the Criminal Justice Institute and Harvard Defenders, both of which provide criminal defense representation for indigent clients. He also interned at Brooklyn Defender Services, Public Advocates, and the Advancement Project, and was president of Harvard Law School’s branch of the ACLU.

Following law school, Dan worked for three years as a Staff Attorney at Brooklyn Defender Services, where he represented indigent defendants in cases ranging from misdemeanors to violent felonies. He then spent two years as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Chief Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the Southern District of New York.


*Admitted only in New York. Illinois admission pending. Supervised by a member of the Illinois Bar.

Dan received Pro Bono Honors from Harvard Law School, which is awarded to graduating students who complete over 1,000 hours of pro bono work.