We at Richman Law Group (RLG) are proud of our tight-knit team of dedicated and experienced professionals whose passion drives our client-focused practice.
Kim E. Richman – Founding Partner
Kim E. Richman is a Founding Partner at Richman Law Group. His work is focused on Impact Litigation. Kim strives to use law and policy to repair the world by litigating on behalf of everyday citizens, parents, activists, non-profit organizations, progressive businesses, and trade associations.
Prior to founding RLG, Kim started his legal career at a class action securities firm and a criminal defense firm before venturing out on his own. Prior to engaging in impact litigation at RLG, Kim ran a practice which focused on civil rights and consumer protection cases.
Through his litigation, Kim has tried to cleaned up our adulterated food systems for over a decade. His cases range from consumer protection actions addressing trans-fat (See e.g., Wendy’s) and GMOs (See e.g., Conagra) to consumer watchdog actions targeting pesticides (See e.g., Nature Valley) and antibiotics (See e.g. Hormel). Historically, Kim has prosecuted cases in order to protect our public health and environment.
Kim received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. in Psychology and an International Relations certificate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he graduated summa cum laude.
Kim is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York and has appeared in various state and federal district courts pro hac vice. Outside of RLG, Kim is the New York State Chair for National Association of Consumer Advocates, a card-carrying member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and is active in the New York Democratic Lawyers Council, the National Consumer Law Center, and the Plant Based Foods Association.
Clark A. Binkley – Managing Attorney
Clark A. Binkley is the Managing Attorney at Richman Law Group. Clark’s work at RLG is focused on civil rights and consumer protection, and he has secured victories for clients fighting police misconduct, food contamination, and factory farming. He strives to develop creative legal solutions to injustices that are not being addressed through legislation and conventional litigation through his work.
Clark received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.A. in History from University of California, Berkeley. During law school, Clark was a Summer Associate in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. Prior to joining RLG, Clark represented local unions at a small labor law firm in New York City.
Clark is admitted to practice in New York. Outside of RLG, Clark volunteers with the New York Democratic Lawyers Council and is the social outreach liaison for New York State for the National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Beatriz Escobar – Of Counsel
Beatriz Escobar is Of Counsel at Richman Law Group. Her work is focused on Consumer Protection. Beatriz strives to address injustices through public interest work.
Prior to joining RLG, Beatriz worked in creditor’s rights for a law firm that serves as outside counsel to a large corporate client. She was a former Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department, where she prosecuted juvenile delinquency cases.
Beatriz received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where she was an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellow. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology from Boston University. Beatriz previously held summer legal internships at the United States Attorney’s Office, SDNY and the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG). Before attending law school, she was an Assistant Domestic Violence Coordinator and worked as a pediatric HIV case worker and grant writer for Elmhurst Hospital Center.
Beatriz is admitted to practice in New York State. Outside of RLG, Beatriz enjoys spending time in her home in Woodstock, where her family buys locally sourced produce from nearby farms.
Tyson-Lord Gray – Of Counsel
Tyson-Lord Gray is Of Counsel at Richman Law Group. His work is focused on
Environmental Law and Civil Rights. Tyson-Lord strives to protect individuals and communities through his work enforcing environmental laws and policies.
Prior to joining RLG, Tyson-Lord was a Pro-Bono Scholar at The Legal Aid Society. There, he worked in the Civil Practice Division focusing on Housing Law Practice and the Homeless Rights Project.
Tyson-Lord received his J.D. from Pace Law School and his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He also holds a S.T.M. from Boston University and a M.Div. from Morehouse School of Religion.
Tyson-Lord is currently awaiting admitted to practice in New York. Outside of RLG, Tyson-Lord is also a Faculty Fellow in Environmental Studies at NYU.
Priscilla Denterlein – Associate
Priscilla Denterlein is an Associate at the Richman Law Group with a particular focus on consumer protection in the areas of financial fraud and product mislabeling. She represents individuals and non-profit clients from across the country, including New York, California, Florida, and Wisconsin.
Prior to joining RLG, Priscilla worked at the U.S. Department of Justice in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York on a variety of complex federal litigation, with an emphasis on investigating securities fraud and health care fraud. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she joined the President’s Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Task Force to investigate one of the world’s largest banks in its alleged role in causing the 2008 global financial crisis. This prosecution led to an over $2 billion settlement against the bank and two former executives.
Prior to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Priscilla served as a Judicial Intern to the Hon. Ruth Pickholz in New York County Supreme Court, Criminal Term and as an intern at the United Nations Association, also in Manhattan.
Priscilla is admitted to practice in New York and appear before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Michael Mietlicki – Of Counsel
Michael Mietlicki is Of Counsel at Richman Law Group. His work is focused on “greenwashing” and Environmental Sustainability. Michael strives to bring greater transparency and honesty to the marketplace through his work.
Prior to joining RLG, he held a General Counsel Fellowship at the Stevens Institute of Technology and had an internship at WNET New York Public Media.
Michael received his J.D. from New York University (NYU) School of Law. While at NYU, Michael was articles editor of the NYU Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law and participated as a mediator and mediation system designer for NYU’s Mediation Clinic. He also has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in Liberal Arts.
Michael is admitted to practice in New Jersey.
Tracy D. Rezvani – Of Counsel
Focus Area: D.C. Consumer Protection Law
Bar Membership: District of Columbia, Maryland
Tracy D. Rezvani’s primary focus at RLG is on D.C. consumer protection cases. She has a wide array of experience representing individuals, non-profits, and businesses in class, commercial, consumer, and whistleblower litigation. Tracy holds a B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park in Business Administration and a J.D. from George Washington University. She is involved in many professional organizations including the District of Columbia Bar, where she has previously served as Co-Chair of the Antitrust and Consumer Steering Committee, the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, and she is a Director of the D.C. Consumer Rights Coalition.
Tracy is most proud of the impact her work has on consumers and she strives to bring further integrity and transparency to the marketplace. As a mom who cares deeply about what she feeds her own children, she understands the importance of accurate labeling. Tracy is also an avid reader, she typically reads over 100 books each year.
Jay Shooster – Of Counsel
Jay Shooster is Of Counsel to the Richman Law Group. His work is focused on animal welfare litigation. Jay strives to combat all forms of discrimination as a part of a broad coalition of advocates working for food justice, workers’ rights, environmental protection, and animal rights.
Prior to joining RLG, Jay served as a Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow with Just Security, a project within the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law. During law school, he worked as a clinical student on the policing policy team of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, as an intern in the National Security Division of the US Department of Justice, and in the Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit of the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Jay has been involved with many cases, including lawsuits against Hormel Foods, Sanderson Farms, and Diestel Turkey Ranch.
Jay received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Florida.
Jay is admitted to practice in New York. Outside of RLG, Jay serves as a member of Direct Action Everywhere’s legal working group and as a legal consultant to other animal advocacy organizations.
P. Renée Wicklund – Of Counsel
P. Renée Wicklund works of counsel to Richman Law Group. Her work focuses on the domestic food supply, including issues of pesticide use, environmental health, and the welfare of farmed animals. Renée strives to ensure consumers have honest information regarding their food choices, and the knowledge to protect their, and their families’, health.
Before joining RLG, Renée worked more than a decade with one of the nation’s largest law firms, where she specialized in mass torts and franchise law. She also clerked for the Hon. Fortunato P. Benavides, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
Renée received her J.D. from The Yale Law School, where she was a Coker Fellow, managing editor of The Yale Law Journal, and executive editor of Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. She also holds an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College; a master’s in religious studies from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago; and her bachelor’s degree in religion, German literature, and magazine from Syracuse University, where she was class marshal.
Renée is admitted to practice in California and in Illinois (inactive). Outside of RLG, she serves as vice-president of the Metropolitan New York Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). She dedicates herself to cheering for the New York Rangers.
Leslie Zellers – Of Counsel
Leslie Zellers is Of Counsel at Richman Law Group. Her work is focused on Tobacco Litigation. Leslie strives to help communities make their environments healthier and to help non-lawyers understand how to use the law for their benefit.
Prior to joining RLG, Leslie had more than 20 years of experience in public health law and policy work for government and nonprofit organizations, including the Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids, the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, and the World Health Organization. For nearly 15 years, Leslie led the tobacco control work at ChangeLab Solutions, a non-profit organization that seeks healthier communities for all through better laws and policies. She previously practiced employment law.
Leslie received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and her B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley.
Leslie is admitted to practice in California. She is a member of the Board of Directors of two nonprofit organizations.
Camila Cossio – Of Counsel
Camila Cossío is Of Counsel at Richman Law Group. Her work is focused on animal welfare and consumer protection. Camila strives to address injustices through public interest litigation.
Camila received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and her LL.M from Lewis & Clark Law School. She was a recipient of the Richard Peppin Animal Rights Scholarship and The Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law for pro bono and human rights work. Camila served as a Public Interest Scholar for the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law. During law school, Camila worked for the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense where she handled environmental justice matters.
Camila is admitted to practice law in Texas and is waiting for her Oregon bar results. Outside of RLG, Camila works as a staff attorney for the Oregon Law Center where she focuses on civil rights, employment law, and housing law. She is a council member for the Texas State Bar Animal Law Section and serves on the Steering Committee for the National Animal Rights Activism Committee.
Siobhan Donahue – Law Clerk
Siobhan Donahue is a Law Clerk at Richman Law Group. She wants to use her experiences and formal education to promote community development and sustainability.
She is currently attending Fordham Law School, where she is a staff member of the International Law Journal. Previously, she graduated cum laude from Fordham University, where she received her B.A. in Communications and Media Studies and her Minor in Economics. She is also a member of Lambda Pi Eta.
Alexandra Cerussi – Of Counsel
Alexandra Cerussi is Of Counsel at Richman Law Group. Her work is focused on animal welfare and environmental litigation. Alex strives to use law and policy to influence positive change for farm animals and to promote environmental and social justice through her work.
Prior to joining RLG, Alex was an Associate Attorney at Picciano & Scahill, P.C., litigating on behalf of commercial insurers and self-insured corporations.
Alex received her J.D. from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law, where she was a Dulin Haynes Memorial Law and Public Policy Fellow and focused her studies on animal welfare and environmental law. While in law school, Alex interned with the Humane Society of the U.S., Defenders of Wildlife, the Environmental Council of the States, and several federal agencies. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Elon University.
Alex is admitted to practice in New York and Washington, D.C. Outside of RLG, Alex is involved with the Humane Society of the U.S., The Humane League, and serves as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Animals in Agriculture Subcommittee.