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Managing Attorney of Client Access

Nell Brimmer

Nell Brimmer joined LSA in 2019 in the newly created position of Managing Attorney of Client Access. Brimmer's work focuses on expanding access to justice for low-income Alabama residents, coordinating pro bono programs, supporting innovative legal delivery projects, overseeing fellowships and the firm's summer internship program, assisting pro se litigants, and managing the firm's private attorney involvement activities, including Partners for Justice and VLP partnerships. Prior to coming to LSA, Brimmer practiced civil rights poverty law as a Managing Attorney for Maine's Protection and Advocacy Agency. There, she directed and managed the delivery of legal services for clients with disabilities, supervised a statewide legal team and state funded advocacy program, and represented the first person in Maine to terminate their guardianship through using a less restrictive Supported Decision Making model. Brimmer also has been engaged as a local and national speaker and trainer on disability rights and preserving the human right of legal capacity through guardianship alternatives. She started her legal career in private practice at a law firm in Atlanta focusing on commercial litigation, while volunteering as a pro bono attorney for organizations working on human trafficking, domestic violence and reentry. Brimmer earned a B.A. with honors from Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts and a J.D. from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia. She also volunteers with various community organizations and has served on the board of multiple nonprofit organizations, most currently serving as the treasurer of the Alabama Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. Brimmer lives with her partner and their son in Montgomery, Alabama.