Miriam R. NemethCo-Deputy Director and Senior Staff Attorney, Justice Project
Miriam R. Nemeth is Co-Deputy Director and Senior Attorney with the Justice Project. Before joining Advancement Project, Miriam was an Associate in the Civil Rights and Employment Group at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, where she worked on complex class actions. She also developed cases attacking practices at private Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities. Miriam previously practiced at a civil rights litigation boutique in Detroit, Michigan, where she litigated civil lawsuits involving police misconduct, government abuse of power, and prisoners’ rights. Miriam has also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ronald Lee Gilman on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable David M. Lawson on the Eastern District of Michigan.
Miriam graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. There, she served as a Comments Editor on the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and co-directed the Prisoners’ Legal Education Project, a student-run clinic that worked with inmates in a maximum-security facility outside Philadelphia. Before attending law school, Miriam graduated summa cum laude from the George Washington University’s Honors Program.
Miriam is admitted to the New York, Michigan, and Washington, DC bars. She has published several articles and spoken about issues related to employment law during her time at Cohen Milstein. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Justice Center and Co-Chair of their fundraising-focused Lawyers’ Alliance (2017-2019). She is also an active member of the American Constitution Society and has been named a Next Generation Leader and Public Interest Fellow by that organization.