Nell Hirschmann-Levy was born and raised in New York City, and is committed to advocating on behalf of tenants in her home city. Before joining Rozen Law Group, Nell worked for The Legal Aid Society as a staff attorney, where she specialized in housing law and represented hundreds of tenants facing eviction from private and subsidized housing in NYC. Nell tried numerous cases and has successfully challenged landlords on the basis of harassment, deplorable living conditions, due process violations, rent overcharge and more. As a litigator and zealous advocate for New Yorkers, Nell puts her clients first and is committed to giving them the best representation.
For twenty years, Nell has worked with and advocated for populations impacted by discriminatory laws and policies as a teacher, labor organizer, attorney, and civil and human rights advocate.
Prior to her legal career, Nell was an educator and organizer. She spent years teaching at Urban Academy High School, a “second chance” NYC public school, as well as at Brown University. Before teaching, Nell was a union organizer for a health care workers' union, where she traveled to industrial cities, farm communities, and mountain towns to assist thousands of unorganized healthcare workers form unions in their hospitals and nursing homes.
When not advocating for her clients, Nell can be found rock climbing, playing soccer with her kids, and enjoying outdoor time with her family.
Macalester College, B.A.
Honors: Cum Laude; recipient of the Kathleen Rock Hauser Prize for significant undergraduate contribution to women's history.
City University of New York School of Law, J.D.
Honors: Haywood Burns Fellow in Civil Rights and Human Rights.