Press Release: Access Justice Brooklyn Announces the Appointment of Trish Lilley to Board of Directors


Monday, July 24, 2023


Brooklyn, New York –– Access Justice Brooklyn announces the election of a new member to its Board of Directors following the organization’s meeting held on July 18, 2023.

Joining Access Justice Brooklyn’s Board of Directors is Trish Lilley, Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer at Thompson Coburn LLP. Upon her election, Trish shared the following:

“I am honored to join the Access Justice Brooklyn board as its mission to provide critical civil legal services and access to the justice system to low-income individuals across Brooklyn and greater New York City is truly life-altering and empowering for those served, many of whom are in marginalized communities. I am thrilled that the organization’s goal of achieving equitable access to justice for all regardless of income, identity or ability aligns so closely with my personal values, and I look forward to leveraging my professional experience to contribute and further Access Justice Brooklyn’s mission in partnership with its talented staff and dedicated board.”

As Access Justice Brooklyn enters its second year since its transformative rebrand and celebrates 33 years of service to the Brooklyn community, the board remains focused on raising the organization’s profile among potential clients, community partners, volunteers, and supporters.

“We are delighted to welcome Trish to the Access Justice Brooklyn Board. With deep pro bono roots, a passion for justice, and a keen understanding of how to strategically maximize partnerships, Trish is uniquely positioned to play a key role in efforts to strengthen the visibility of the organization within marketing, legal, and cross industry professional networks, while strengthening our impact throughout Brooklyn,” said Lynn Judell, Chair, Access Justice Brooklyn Board of Directors.

Trish will join a 25-member board that oversees Access Justice Brooklyn’s governance and strategic development including: Lynn E. Judell, Rukab Brash PLLC, Chair; Stephen Z. Williamson, Law Office of Stephen Z. Williamson, P.L.L.C., Vice Chair; Scottye Lindsey, Santander Bank, Treasurer; Michael Watson, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Secretary; Jack Aldrich, BlackRock; Daniel Angel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Elena Bonifacio, Google; Lisa Braun, PwC; Caroline Conway, Stonepeak; Elizabeth Dank, TikTok; Akshay Dhiman, Lazard; Brian Fryd, Cornerstone Research; Jeffrey B. Gewirtz, BSE Global; Adam B. Gilbert, Nixon Peabody LLP; Heidi Lee Henderson, Access Justice Brooklyn, President; Alexander Kaplan, Oppenheim + Zebrak, LLP; Colin S. Kelly, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; Melanie Kotler, RenaissanceRe; Mark Lande, Island Capital Group LLC; Samuel O. Maduegbuna, Maduegbuna Cooper LLP; Thanya Polonio-Jones, Center for Reproductive Rights; Lee Popkin, Proskauer Rose LLP; Lydia Keaney Reynolds, FARFETCH; Adam Shepherd, Macquarie Group; and William Zichawo, Blackstone.

Board recruitment efforts continue as Access Justice Brooklyn seeks diverse candidates, across varying industries, who possess the combined dedication, values, skills, and enthusiasm needed to fulfill the organization’s mission, surpass its goals, and advance Access Justice Brooklyn’s vision for an equitable Brooklyn where everyone knows their rights and has access to legal support.

About Access Justice Brooklyn:

Access Justice Brooklyn partners with compassionate pro bono attorneys to provide high-quality, civil legal services that help ensure equal access to the legal system. The organization’s approach prioritizes the most basic, essential elements and experiences of human life, including housing, family stability, and subsistence income. Its proven pro bono model—recruit, train, supervise, and support—also provides flexibility to address new legal issues as they emerge. Everyone, whether an attorney or not, has a role to play in expanding access to justice. Visit or email to volunteer, donate, or find other ways to get involved.

Press Contact:
Melissa Starr | Senior Director of Development & Strategic Initiatives | 718-473-9209 |


by Development Team