Eric Steven Angel

Portrait of Eric Steven Angel

Eric Steven Angel

Professorial Lecturer in Law


2000 H Street, NW Washington DC 20052

Eric Angel is Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, DC’s oldest general civil legal services program. From 2001 – 2010, Mr. Angel served as Legal Aid’s legal director. He joined Legal Aid after having served as an associate counsel to President Clinton, working primarily on federal judicial nominations. Prior to Mr. Angel's two years at the White House Counsel's Office, he served for four years as a trial attorney in the Civil Division in the United States Department of Justice handling civil litigation matters in federal district courts around the country. Following his graduation from law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond J. Dearie of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Mr. Angel is a member of the District of Columbia’s Access to Justice Commission and has served on a variety of Court, Bar, and nonprofit committees, including the Small Claims Court Advisory Rules Committee; the Steering Committee for the Litigation Section of the DC Bar; and the Advisory Board for DC’s Community Legal Interpreter Bank. At the 2010 DC Judicial and Bar Conference, Mr. Angel was named the co-recipient of the DC Bar Foundation's Jerrold Scoutt Prize. In 2011, Mr. Angel received the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation's John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award, given to individuals who "have made outstanding contributions to the quality of justice in their communities, ensuring that the legal system is open and available to all."

BA, Yale University; JD, Yale Law School