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Levi Phillips L’25

Levi Phillips L’25

Levi was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pennsylvania as a Questbridge Scholar. Through college, he worked at Community Legal Services in the Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit. He wrote and recorded hundreds of deeds for low-income Philadelphians and aided homeowners facing property tax foreclosure to enter payment agreements to keep their homes.

After college, Levi continued his work at CLS as a paralegal in the Health & Independence Unit representing clients in hearings and appeals to preserve and obtain public benefits like SNAP, Medicaid, cash assistance, and SSI. He advocated for the rights of nursing home residents and challenged denials of home health care services for people with disabilities to ensure they could continue living in the community with dignity. A key part of Levi’s role was managing a project with the Philadelphia Department of Human Services to coordinate legal services for parents of children impacted by the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Working with a team of advocates, Levi helped to resolve legal barriers to family reunification and get kids back home.

Over the past year, Levi continued his disability rights work as an Investigator at the Massachusetts Protection & Advocacy agency, Disability Law Center. Working on a contract for the Social Security Administration, Levi reviewed representative payees for people with disabilities who receive SSA benefits to ensure proper stewardship of their money as well as investigating reports of abuse and misconduct. Levi also served as the Vice President of the union at DLC.

As a first-generation college graduate, Levi aims to utilize his law degree to continue fighting to empower working-class and low-income families and communities like his own.