A.J. is a senior housing attorney in the Rochester office. He represents tenants with a variety of housing issues including evictions and inhabitable conditions, with a focus on impact litigation to affect systemic change. He also provides legal information to community groups, non-profit organizations, and other attorneys. Prior to joining Empire Justice Center, A.J. represented hundreds of clients facing eviction in Rochester City Court. In addition, he has handled numerous administrative hearings regarding public benefits, worker’s compensation, and housing subsidies, including RHA/Section 8 hearings, unemployment insurance benefits hearings, and DHS hearings. Further, A.J. has significant experience working on issues related to police accountability. He has also conducted and published social psychology research at MIT’s Saxe Lab and Harvard’s Moral Cognition Lab. He graduated magna cum laude with distinction from Hofstra University, and he graduated from Hofstra University Law School as the Medical Malpractice Project Director of the Law, Logic, Technology Lab. In his free time, A.J. likes to cook and spend time with his wife and cats.