Legal Aid Society Adds Readmission Lawyer | New
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, announced last week that Tom Szaniawski has joined as back-to-school attorney in the firm’s Nashville office. In this role, Szaniawski will provide advice and guidance to people who encounter civil legal issues while reintegrating into their communities after a period of incarceration.
Prior to joining Legal Aid Society as a lawyer, Szaniawski started volunteering with the firm in March 2020 as a legal clinic legal counsel. In this role, he has helped clients resolve civil legal issues related to the Middle Tennessee tornadoes and COVID-19, including landlord-tenant disputes, bankruptcy, and debt collection. He then joined the firm’s Volunteer Lawyer and Lawyer for a Day programs, devoting more time to working directly with clients.
Prior to joining the firm, Szaniawski worked as an independent lawyer for almost three years, advising individuals and businesses on a range of matters including bankruptcy, commercial law, trusts and estates. . He started his career 10 years ago in New York, where he worked in bankruptcy and commercial law and as a contract lawyer.
“After spending over a year with the Legal Aid Society on a volunteer basis, I look forward to being a full-time part of a team so passionate about what they do,” Szaniawski said in a press release. . “I look forward to starting to make a difference in the lives of Tennessee residents who are struggling to make a fresh start after their incarceration. “