Management Team: Marie Curry

Marie Curry is Managing Attorney for Community Legal Aid’s medical-legal partnership, the Health Education Advocacy and Law (HEAL) Project. She also manages Legal Aid’s Veterans Assistance Project. In addition to direct client representation, her team focuses on policy change that improves population health and reduces health disparities. She is the Co-Chair for Policy Research and Analysis of Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage, a statewide advocacy organization striving to improve access to affordable high-quality healthcare. She also chairs the Policy Committee of Summit Coalition for Community Health Improvement, a Summit County coalition advancing policy and system transformation to improve health.  

 

Marie joined the firm in 2011 as an Equal Justice Works Fellow, focusing on health and poverty issues, and volunteered before joining as a staff member. Marie is the 2014 recipient of the Denis Murphy Award, which recognizes outstanding advocacy within Ohio legal aid organizations.

 

Outside of her role at Legal Aid, Marie has taught health law and policy at the University of Akron School of Law and is a member of AxessPointe Board of Directors. She also volunteers as a committee member with Project Ujima, a local non-profit.

 

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.