John Rosenberg

Key Voice, Legal Aid Advocate (Kentucky)
Retired legal aid lawyer, former Director of Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky (AppalReD).

Links: Link to bio | (Current as of: June 16, 2015)

Prior to his career at AppalRed Legal Aid, John served for eight years as a trial attorney and Section Chief in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice from 1962 – 1970, litigating discrimination cases primarily in the deep south. John’s area’s of practice have been primarily those of environmental law, and representation of the elderly. He has authored a number of articles on these matters.

In December of 1999, John was presented a Doctor of Public Service Degree from Morehead State University and in January 2000, he was presented a Doctor of Laws Degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN.

On April 29, 2004, John received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Lawyer Magazine.

On June 2013, John received the Kentucky Bar Association Distinguished Lawyer Award.

On October 2013, John received the 2013 Difference Makers Award from the American Bar Association.



Urgent need for pro-bono lawyers to aid Conn clients

John Rosenberg
Lexington Herald-Leader
June 16, 2015
Op-ed detailing the pressing need for pro bono help in the wake of the Eric Conn scandal in Kentucky.

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