Management Team: Marie Curry

Marie Curry is Managing Attorney for Community Legal Aid’s medical-legal, education, and immigration programs. In this role, she oversees the Health Education Advocacy and Law (HEAL) Project. In addition to direct client representation, her team’s work focuses on policy change that improves population health and reduces health disparities. Through her, Legal Aid is involved in several public health initiatives. She also works with a statewide advocacy organization to improve access to affordable healthcare and is active in the Akron community, as well.


Marie joined the firm in 2011 as an Equal Justice Works Fellow, focusing on health and poverty issues, and volunteered with Legal Aid for over a year before joining as a staff member.


Outside of her role at Legal Aid, Marie teaches health law and policy at the University of Akron School of Law.


Marie is the 2014 recipient of the Denis Murphy Award, which recognizes outstanding advocacy within Ohio legal aid organizations.


Marie earned her juris doctorate from Harvard Law School in 1989 and completed a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2011. She has practiced law in Maryland and California and has also served as a consultant to several organizations in Ohio.