About Mo

Mo headshot   I am an educator, attorney, and abolitionist, serving overlapping communities of activists, queers, and prisoners. My work includes criminal defense, particularly for those arrested in the course of justice struggles; representation of witnesses before federal grand juries; and advocacy for those seeking gender affirming and other necessary (but often withheld) health care while in prison.

My practice also includes drafting agency and estate documents — quality of life planning — for individuals and families of all kinds, including queer and polyamorous families.

As an educator, I prioritize legal support and education for social movement groups working toward collective liberation, people in communities targeted by law enforcement, and other attorneys seeking to learn more about the substance and culture of representing radicals.

I am admitted to practice law in New York State and all the Federal District Courts of New York, as well as the District of Bismarck, ND, the District of Columbia, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

I hold degrees from the University of Michigan (BA, 2000), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (MS, Educational Policy Analysis, 2003), and CUNY School of Law (JD, 2012). In addition to ongoing popular legal education, I have taught preschool and high school, pre-law at Hunter College, Indigenous America and Colonial Law at CUNY School of Law, and served as a supervising attorney for the Intervening in the Criminalization of Queer Youth Clinic at Yale Law School. I sit on the board of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and am a member of the National Lawyers Guild.

My pronouns are they/mo.