J. Cunyon Gordon, Director of the Settlement Assistance Program

J. Cunyon Gordon, Director of the Settlement Assistance Program


J. Cunyon Gordon is the Director of the Settlement Assistance Program.  In this role, Cunyon evaluates cases and potential clients, recruits volunteer attorneys, and represents litigants in cases in which she is unable to find a match. Prior to Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Cunyon was Of Counsel at Eimer Stahl Klevorn & Solberg LLP, during which time she was an early volunteer with SAP.  Cunyon was also a civil litigator at Jenner & Block LLP for ten years, where she earned the distinction of being the first black woman to make partner at the then 75-year old firm. Cunyon has also served as an attorney with the U. S. Navy JAG.  Cunyon attended Yale College and earned her J.D. from Yale Law School.

Cunyon has taught as a Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Boston University School of Law and Visiting Professor for Seattle University School of Law. Cunyon was a board member of Access Living and LAF for over fifteen years, and served as the CLE chair for the Chicago Bar Association for two years.

You can contact J. Cunyon Gordon at cgordon@clccrul.org.

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