Renee Chenault Fattah, J.D.

Director of Pro Bono Action for Community Impact in PA

WHAT DO YOU DO AT SENIORLAW CENTER?

Lead project in partnership with AARP to increase knowledge and awareness of aging issues while creating and implementing new responses and resources to those challenges with pro bono partnerships with Law Firms, Law Schools and other interested stakeholders.

WHY DO YOU WORK AT SENIORLAW CENTER?

After finishing my film on Alzheimer’s in Communities of Color I was inspired to continue advocacy for older citizens and Senior LAW Center ‘s project with AARP to make an impact through pro bono partnerships was a natural fit.

HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR WORK AT SENIORLAW CENTER?

A highlight of my short tenure has been witnessing the passion, brilliance and commitment of the team at SeniorLAW Center.

OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS AND WAYS YOU GIVE BACK?

Trustee Johns Hopkins, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity

AFFILIATIONS

Links Inc, National Association Black Journalists

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News Op Ed: “Legacy of black judges matters, but Philly didn’t elect any” May 29, 2019.

Philadelphia Inquirer Op Ed: “Lost in the B.Smith conversation: How can Alzheimer’s patients make sure their wishes are clear?” Feb. 20th 2019

AWARDS

Philadelphia Broadcast Journalist Hall of Fame

Alumni Award of Merit University of Pennsylvania

WDAS Women of Excellence

PERSONAL FACT

I am truly fortunate to have terrific daughters and good friends. They are what is most important to me, along with the opportunity to have an impact and make a difference.

JOINED STAFF

2020

BEFORE SENIORLAW CENTER

NBC10 Philadelphia and several other TV stations across the country. I started my legal career many years ago at Hughes Hubbard and Reed in NY and clerking for the late Damon J. Keith on the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

HAILS FROM

Ohio, with stops in Littleton, CO, Baltimore, Philly, NY, Detroit, San Francisco, Atlanta

EDUCATION

Johns Hopkins University

University of Pennsylvania Law School

University of Missouri School of Journalism