Supervising Attorney

Seth LyonsSupervising Attorney Seth Lyons is a Staff Attorney in the CLS Employment Unit. He began his work at CLS as a Berkeley Law Public Interest Fellow. Seth’s current work focuses on representing low-wage immigrant workers and reducing barriers to employer for people with criminal records through record clearing, individual representation, and systemic advocacy. He…

Senior Attorney

Senior Attorney Professional Experience Brendan Lynch started at CLS in 1998 as an Independence Foundation fellow in the Public Benefits unit. From 2000 – 2001 he clerked for the Honorable Petrese B. Tucker of the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  Following his clerkship, he returned to work at CLS.  In…

Staff Attorney

Tracie JohnsonStaff Attorney Professional Experience Tracie Johnson is a Staff Attorney in the Youth Justice Project sponosored by the Hive at Community Legal Services. Ms. Johnson first worked with CLS as a certified legal intern on the Youth Justice Project and later as an Equal Justice Works Fellow. She now works to create career pathways…

Senior Attorney

Nadia HewkaSenior Attorney Nadia Hewka started at CLS in 1997 as a Staff Attorney in the Employment Law Project, where she currently works as a Senior Attorney and heads its Vulnerable Workers project. She has developed specializations in representation of immigrant workers and particularly undocumented workers, the rights of people with criminal records, and tax…

Litigation Director

Sharon Dietrich Litigation Director and Managing Attorney – Employment Unit Professional Experience Sharon Dietrich has been an attorney with the Employment Unit of Community Legal Services, Philadelphia, since 1987.  She became CLS’ Managing Attorney for Public Benefits and Employment in 1997, and its Litigation Director in 2014.  Ms. Dietrich represents low-income Philadelphians in employment matters,…