Kathryn V. Lissy
Senior Attorney for Law and Appeals
Kathryn Lissy received her J.D. degree from New York University School of Law in 2012. While at NYU she became interested in defending the rights of parents involved with the child welfare system. After interning with the Brooklyn Family Defense Project and subsequently participating in NYU’s Family Defense Clinic, Kathryn joined Brooklyn Defender Services as an NYU Public Interest fellow. During her time as a staff attorney in the Family Defense Practice, Kathryn litigated on behalf of respondent parents and caretakers in Article 10, termination of parental rights, and family offense proceedings. As a senior staff attorney she developed specialties in appellate advocacy and the development of substantive and trial-skills trainings for new attorneys joining the practice.
In 2016, Kathryn joined Brooklyn Defender Services’ Special Litigation Unit where through strategic litigation she works to protect and advance the rights of all of Brooklyn Defender Services’ clients as they interface with New York’s criminal and civil justice systems.
Kathryn Lissy graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Political Science with honors. She is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.