Jennifer Burdick joined Community Legal Services as a Duffy Fellow and a Staff Attorney in the SSI Unit at Community Legal Services in 2013. Her practice focuses on representing adults and children facing issues both attaining and maintaining Supplemental Security Income benefits, including at hearings before the Office of Disability Adjudications. She also does national advocacy surrounding Social Security benefit issues.
Previously, Ms. Burdick worked in the Labor and Employment Unit at Dechert LLP and clerked for Judge Van Antwerpen for the United States Appellate Court for the Third Circuit. While in law school, Ms. Burdick completed internships in the Public Benefits unit at Community Legal Services and at the American Civil Liberties Union in Wilmington, Delaware. She also served as Co-Chair of the National Lawyers Guild, the Student Public Interest Network and as a staff writer on the Temple Law Review.
Ms. Burdick received her J.D. magna cum laude from Temple University Law School in 2009. She received her BA from Vassar College in 2004 where she studied political science and Italian.