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Bryan D. Hetherington

Chief Counsel

Empire Justice Center
Telesca Center for Justice
One West Main Street, Suite 200
Rochester, NY  14614 

p: (585) 454-4060 f: (585) 454-2518

bhetherington@empirejustice.org


As Chief Counsel, Bryan is responsible for managing the legal work of Empire Justice. Bryan works in the Rochester office.

Most of his career has involved complex litigation and other non-litigation advocacy with regard to social services programs, education, housing and civil rights.  

Bryan came to Rochester in 1980 to serve as Litigation Director of Monroe County Legal Assistance Center. He remained in that position until 1996 when he founded the Public Interest Law Office of Rochester.  He became Chief Counsel of Empire Justice Center in 2004.

He is a Past President on the Monroe County Bar Association, is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association, and co-chairs NYSBA’s Committee on Legal Aid. He serves on the boards of a number of not-for-profit health and community organizations. He is Board chair of the Greater Rochester Regional Health Information Organization,.  He is past board chair of the Greater Rochester Health Foundation and served on the Advisory Committee to the State Commissioner of Social Services for 19 years.

He is a graduate of LaSalle College and the Cornell Law School.

Practice Area(s):
Civil Rights