Charleston lawyer Anne McGinness Kearse, a Motley Rice member attorney, was recently chosen as the latest Public Justice President for 2016-17.
Public Justice, a national public interest law firm, battles injustices. It has support from the Public Justice Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization. As of today, Public Justice as over 10 attorneys as its employees, in addition to several staff members.
“I am excited and honored to be the president of an organization that is dedicated to the pursuit of justice and creating change in the lives of people and communities throughout the country,” Kearse said. “Our members are the lifeblood of the organization and are comprised of trial lawyers, appellate lawyers, consumer advocates, environmental lawyers, employment lawyers, civil rights attorneys, class action specialists, law professors, students and others who are dedicated to taking a stand against injustice.”
As the new president, Kearse will maintain, lead, and promote the mission of Public Justice. She will advocate high impact lawsuits that will fight economic as well as social injustice in the U.S. Her work will confront predatory corporate conduct as well as government abuses, in addition to protecting the sustainability of the globe.
“Since joining Public Justice, I continue to be inspired by the organization’s work,” Kearse said. “In the coming year I welcome new opportunities for collaboration and for the organization to continue to grow and evolve.”