DCVLP’s Founders

Karen Barker Marcou, Marla Spindel and Jenny Brody co-founded the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project in 2008. Ms. Marcou is our Executive Director and Ms. Spindel is Special Counsel. Please see our Staff page for the bios of Ms. Marcou and Ms. Spindel.  Please see below for Ms. Brody’s bio.

Jenny Brody, Co-Founder

Ms. Brody is an attorney who has practiced family law in DC for more than ten years, including serving as a member of the DC Superior Court’s Counsel for Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney Panel. She previously worked as an attorney in the United States Department of Justice, Civil Appellate Staff, and in private practice. Ms. Brody clerked for the Hon. Irving L. Goldberg, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She earned her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, and her B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.