Chelsea Sullivan joined the Washington Lawyers’ Committee in September 2023 as a Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow.

Prior to joining the Committee, Chelsea worked as a legal intern across judicial, nonprofit, government, and firm spaces. During her internships with the Ohio Justice and Policy Center and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, Chelsea worked on class action prisoner rights cases and assisted individuals with sealing their criminal records and filing for expungement. As a student attorney in George Washington’s Prisoner and Reentry Clinic, she also advocated for her client’s immediate release under the Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act. Chelsea has participated in externships with the Civil Rights Division of U.S. Department of Justice, Equip for Equality, Cohen Milstein, and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. While in law school, Chelsea also volunteered for DC Justice Lab and Free Minds.

Prior to law school, Chelsea coordinated and conducted civil rights testing for the Equal Rights Center. She organized testing in areas such as housing, employment, and public accommodations under the ADA, Fair Housing Act, and the DC Human Rights Act. Her interest in disability rights stems from the twelve years she has spent working domestically and abroad as a personal care assistant for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.



  • J.D., with Honors, The George Washington University Law School
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Saint Louis University

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