MITCHELL A. KAMIN, President/CEO
Mitch joined Bet Tzedek in 2003.
He attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with a B.A. degree, Phi Beta Kappa and with highest honors, in 1989.
He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1993.
Following a clerkship with the U.S. Court of Appeals in New York, Mitch began his legal career as a Skadden Fellow at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem.
Upon completion of his two-year fellowship, he was hired as a supervising attorney.
While there, Mitch
represented poor residents in the North Manhattan neighborhoods of Harlem and Washington Heights in areas of public housing, civil rights, family law and criminal law.
During his four years with NDS, Mitch took a six-month hiatus to work in the capital punishment project of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
After working in private practice for one year in New York, Mitch returned to his native Los Angeles where he worked at O'Melveny & Myers and eventually joined the law firm of O'Neill, Lysaght & Sun in 2000, where he became a partner.
practice focused on complex civil litigation, business crimes and civil rights.
is admitted to practice in the State of California and the State of New York, and has tried cases in both state and federal courts.
He is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School and presently serves on the Funding Committee of the State of California Commission on Access to Justice and the Fee Waiver Subcommittee of the AOC Working Group on Enhanced Collections and proudly serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Association of California.
Mitch also served as a California delegate to the White House Conference on Aging in Washington D.C. in December of 2005.