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Peter A. Kempner

Peter A. Kempner

South Brooklyn Legal Services
Senior Staff Attorney
Brooklyn, NY, USA

Peter Kempner is the Director of the Veterans Justice Project and a Deputy Director of the Housing Unit at Brooklyn Legal Services, where he has worked since September 2001. Mr. Kempner worked in the Comprehensive Rights/HIV Unit since September 2001 where he provided general legal services to clients who are HIV positive. In May 2011, Mr. Kempner help found the Veterans Justice Project at South Brooklyn Legal Services, an innovative general legal services practice focusing on veterans, active duty military personal and their families. He received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in 2001 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2002. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York College at Purchase in 1996 and he received an M.A. in Political Management from the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University in 1998. He has served as a member of the Social Welfare Law Committee of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York since 2007. Mr. Kempner was elected as the Chairperson of the Social Welfare Law Committee in 2013. Mr. Kempner also sits on the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Veterans and on the Advisory Committee of the Brooklyn Veterans Treatment Court. Mr. Kempner is admitted to practice in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and is certified to practice before the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

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