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Experienced Equal Rights Advocacy
Attorney Jen Despins

Jen Despins

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Biography

Jen has over a decade of experience representing employees, and 15 years of experience of working on employment law issues.  Jen was in the Honors Program at the University of Delaware and then received a full-tuition merit scholarship to attend Hofstra University School of Law.  While in law school, Jen served as the Associate Editor of the Hofstra Law Review and graduated as the Salutatorian of her class.

Jen’s advocacy experience isn’t limited to employment disputes—she also successfully represented a Pakistani woman and a Congolese man in two separate immigration removal proceedings in federal court. Jen received the Sanctuary for Families Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Advocacy on behalf of domestic violence victims and their children for her successful representation of her Pakistani client. Jen also successfully represented the families of 9/11 victims in a joint litigation with the New York Times against the City of New York for the release to the public of evidence relating to the events of 9/11. Ms. Despins’ represented the families through their successful appeal to the New York Court of Appeals.

Twitter: @jdespins

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    • Honors: Salutatorian
  • University of Delaware

Current Employment Position

  • Of Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Employment Discrimination
  • Wage and Hour
  • Civil Rights

Honors

  • Sanctuary for Families Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Advocacy