SeniorLAW Center

Renee Chenault Fattah, J.D.

Director of Pro Bono Action for Community Impact in PA

Renee joined SeniorLAW Center in January of 2020 as the Director of Pro Bono Action for Community Impact in Pennsylvania. She is a lawyer, filmmaker and broadcast journalist having worked as an evening news co-anchor for NBC10 for 25 years. She earned her BA in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University and began her career in law, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, working at Hughes Hubbard & Reed in New York City, and clerking for the late Judge Damon Keith on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Renee also earned a Masters of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri.

In 2009, Renee was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame. An active member of the community, she speaks before Universities, church congregations and civic organizations about issues concerning health disparities, law, education and ethics. Renee currently serves as a trustee of Johns Hopkins University and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. She is on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity and is a member of the advisory council to The Hastings Center, a bioethics research center. Renee just finished her first documentary In Our Right Mind: Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias’ Impact on Communities of Color. The film inspired her to continue work on behalf of seniors and their families which led her to SeniorLAW Center. The SeniorLAW Center uses the power of the law to seek justice for older people while educating the community and advocating locally, regionally and nationally. SeniorLAW Center’s Pro Bono Action for Community Impact in PA project is a powerful initiative in partnership with AARP and Legal Counsel for the Elderly in Washington, D.C. to leverage pro bono partnerships with Pennsylvania’s law firms, law schools, corporate counsel and the legal community to fight for policy changes that expand legal protections and resources for seniors.“As the Director of Pro Bono Action for Community Impact in PA, I have an opportunity to work with their passionate team of lawyers and advocates who are committed to ensuring programs are in place to assist seniors in exercising their rights, help secure benefits to which they are entitled and work to protect them from abuse and exploitation.”

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