Ziadanne Lewis (HBA 2011)

Ziadanne Lewis, HBA'12Staff Attorney, New York State Defenders Association

Ziadanne Lewis is a graduate of the 2011 class and holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree as a Political Science Specialist. After graduating, Lewis secured an internship with the Ministry of Government Services as a research assistant and then went on to pursue her Juris Doctor degree at Western Michigan University – Thomas M. Cooley Law School. As a law student, Lewis was involved with student groups and excelled academically, winning a number of scholarships, and graduating cum laude in 2015.

Lewis has a passion for criminal law and worked as a student attorney with the Washtenaw County Office of Public Defender in that state of Michigan, where she represented indigent clients for misdemeanor offenses. She then went on to extern with the Crown Attorney’s Office in Toronto. Currently, Lewis is a staff attorney at the New York State Defenders Association.

Previously, Lewis served on the University of Toronto Mississauga Alumni Association as a member of the Alumni Engagement team. 

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