Lisa D’Souza has been selected to serve as the staff attorney for the new Honorable Richard B. Teitelman Chair at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. The Teitelman Chair is an endowed position named for the late Missouri Supreme Court Judge Richard Teitelman who also served for 18 years as Executive Director for Legal Services. The named position will focus on legal advocacy that addresses systemic issues affecting low-income families in Legal Services’ 21-county service region.
“Lisa is uniquely qualified for this position. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Lisa has broad experience as a public interest lawyer,” stated Dan Glazier, Executive Director and General Counsel for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.
D’Souza’s 22-year career includes working with Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid serving migrant farmworkers, the Tennessee Justice Center advocating for health care for low-income clients and, most recently, serving as a staff attorney to the Eighth Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals.
A native St. Louisan, Lisa attended high school in Texas and received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Texas A & M. Lisa and her family returned to St. Louis in 2013.
About Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 62 years. In 2017 nearly 26,000 people in 21 counties of eastern Missouri received services from four regional offices. For more information, please visit www.lsem.org.