Richard A.J. Prebil, ESQ.
Equal Justice Works Fellow, Sponsored by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Director, Veterans Administrative Law Division
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 Director of the Veterans Administrative Law Division. 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, especially work related to veterans, is a passion for Richard. During law school, Richard 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, 2016 Villanova Law Walter A. Lucas Public Interest Fellowship, and the 2015 American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness & Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Legal Fellowship. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History & Legal Studies from the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2014. In order to provide the best services to his clients, in 2018, Richard received a Certificate in Trauma-Informed Organizational Basics from the Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care at the University of Buffalo.
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
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
US Department of Veterans Affairs