Andrea Kozak-Oxnard joined Disability Rights Advocates in 2018 as a DRA Fellowship Attorney. In 2019, she became a staff attorney. She departed DRA in 2021.
Ms. Kozak-Oxnard received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was recognized as a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and her B.A. magna cum laude and with departmental honors from Scripps College.
While in law school, Ms. Kozak-Oxnard served as the editor-in-chief of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law and as co-president of the Columbia Law Women’s Association. Ms. Kozak-Oxnard also participated in the Incarceration and the Family Clinic at Columbia, advocating on behalf of formerly incarcerated parents at the intersections of the criminal justice and family court legal systems, and served as a fellow with the Columbia University Center for Justice “Beyond the Bars” program, a criminal justice advocacy seminar focused on issues relating to mass incarceration.
Prior to law school, Andrea worked as a paralegal at DRA. There, she was lead trial paralegal for the plaintiff class in the precedent setting case Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled, et al. v. Mayor Bloomberg, et al., 11 Civ. 6690 (JMF) (S.D.N.Y. 2013), in which plaintiffs successfully fought for the inclusion of the needs of New Yorkers with disabilities in the city’s emergency preparedness planning.« Back to All Staff