Richard A.J. Prebil, ESQ.

Equal Justice Works Fellow, Sponsored by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Richard joined the MAP staff in January 2017 as Assistant Director of the Veterans Administrative Law Division to help further establish and foster the organization’s practice area. In September 2017, he became an Equal Justice Works Fellow, sponsored by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and full-time MAP staff member. His fellowship project focuses on providing direct representation, education, and outreach, to advocate for and assist veterans in financial crisis (especially those experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness) apply for service-connected benefits and discharge upgrades.

Public interest legal work is a passion for Richard. During law school, he worked with Indian Child Welfare Law Center (Minneapolis, MN), Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (St. Paul, MN), Center for Disability & Elder Law (Chicago, IL), Philadelphia Legal Assistance Medical-Legal-Community Partnership (Philadelphia, PA), Homeless Advocacy Project (Philadelphia, PA), and Villanova Law Civil Justice Clinic (Villanova, PA).

Richard is a 2017 graduate of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, where he received the Dorothy Day Award for Pro Bono Service, Philadelphia Bar Association’s 2017 Eve Biskind Klothen Award for pro bono service to the community, Villanova Law 2016 Walter A. Lucas Public Interest Fellowship, and the American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness & Poverty 2015 John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Legal Fellowship. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History & Legal Studies from the University of Illinois—Springfield in 2014. He received a Certificate in Trauma-Informed Organizations from the Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care at the University of Buffalo in 2018.

Affiliations:

  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Member, Federal Bar Association

  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association | Military & Veterans Affairs Committee

  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association

  • Member, National Organization of Veteran Advocates

Admissions:

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  • US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • US Department of Veterans Affairs