Murray Scheel is a senior staff attorney at Whitman-Walker Health in Washington, DC, the nation’s oldest medical-legal partnership, dedicated to queer and HIV health. He focuses on legal services and policy initiatives to address the needs of elderly individuals who are trans, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, or genderqueer or living with HIV/AIDS. He came to Whitman-Walker Legal Services in 2013 from the firm of Karp, Wigodsky, Norwind, Kudel and Gold, where he served as a senior associate in civil litigation. Before private practice, he clerked for the Honorable Noel A. Kramer on the DC Superior Court and the Honorable Vanessa Ruiz on the DC Court of Appeals. During law school, he spent a summer internship with the National Lawyers Guild and the San Francisco Human Rights Commission developing draft protocols for the proper treatment of transgender prisoners in the local jails. Scheel graduated with honors from George Washington University Law School in 2003. He is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bars.
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