About Me

I am a political philosophy student, attorney, technologist, co-founder of Black Movement-Law Project, a legal support rapid response group that grew out of the uprisings in Ferguson, Baltimore, and elsewhere. I am currently a partner at O’Neill and Hassen LLP, a law practice focused on indigent criminal defense. Prior to this current work, I was the Mass Defense Coordinator at the National Lawyers Guild. I have also worked as a political campaign manager and strategist, union organizer, and community organizer.

I am particularly interested in exploring the the dynamic nature of institutions, political movements, and their interactions from the perspective of Complex Systems studies.

Downloadable Bio Here

Some Quotes I Find Insightful

Tell no lies. Expose lies whenever they are told. Mask no difficulties, mistakes, failures. Claim no easy victories

― Amilcar Cabral

To be a pessimist means that you have agreed that human life is an academic matter.

— James Baldwin

Racism, in other words, is neither attitude nor bigotry nor prejudice. It is an act, and it is a repetition of the act of racism that makes race looks like a real entity.

— Barbara Fields

The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best – and therefore never scrutinize or question._

— Stephen Jay Gould

Selected Media and Publications