Levi Phillips L’25
Levi completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout college, he worked at Community Legal Services as a legal assistant intern in the Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit. He drafted and recorded deeds for low-income Philadelphians to resolve tangled titles and advocated for homeowners facing property tax foreclosure to enter payment agreements to keep their homes.
After graduating, 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. A key part of Levi’s role was coordinating a project to provide legal aid to 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.
Most recently, Levi continued his disability rights work as an investigator at Disability Law Center. Levi reviewed representative payees for SSA beneficiaries by interviewing payees and beneficiaries, analyzing financial records, and performing site reviews of beneficiaries’ residences. He investigated reports of financial abuse and misconduct to ensure beneficiaries were safe and in control of their money. Levi also served as vice president of the union at DLC.
Levi intends to utilize his law degree to continue fighting for economic justice for working-class and low-income families and communities.