Simon Kress represents clients in complex government, regulatory and commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels. His practice spans a range of substantive areas, including anti-discrimination law, constitutional law, administrative law, consumer protection law and privacy law. Mr. Kress maintains an active pro bono practice, with particular focus on LGBTQ+ rights, reproductive rights and poverty law.

While in law school, Mr. Kress completed a legal internship with the Drug Policy Alliance and worked as a clinic student at the New York Civil Liberties Union. Prior to law school, Mr. Kress was assistant professor of English at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, where he was awarded 2013 Outstanding Teacher of the Year. He earned a PhD in English from Emory University. 

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  • Education

    • JD, New York University School of Law, 2018

      Notes Editor, Journal of International Law and Politics; Dean’s Scholar
    • PhD, English Literature, Emory University

    • BA, English Literature, Guilford College

  • Admissions

    • New York

    • Massachusetts

    • US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit



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