Associate Derick Dailey Joins Board of ArchCity Defenders

Associate Derick Dailey has joined the Board of ArchCity Defenders and is the new Chair of its recently established Young Friends Board.

ArchCity Defenders is a civil rights law firm that advocates in state and federal courts through impact litigation seeking to end the criminalization of poverty. “We could not be more excited to establish the Young Friends of ArchCity Defenders,and are thrilled to have the leadership of Derick Dailey as Chair of the Young Friends Board,” says Blake Strode, Executive Director of ArchCity. “We have known for years that this region needs systemic change to combat the structural inequities that exist for poor and black residents, and we believe that young people will be the drivers of this change.”

“Three months out of law school in 2009,” says board chair, Stephanie Grise who serves as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at US Bank,  “our founders established ArchCity Defenders to provide access to justice for communities who otherwise were left to navigate the court system on their own. They were new to the practice of law, and learned a lot along the way, but they never lost focus on their top priority: their clients. As we grow and evolve as an organization, fresh voices and new ideas will continue to be essential to our success.”

At Dowd Bennett, Dailey’s practice areas include commercial litigation, corporate internal investigations, civil rights and public policy.

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