Carol Lipton

CAROL LIPTON is from the Bronx, graduating from Bronx High School of Science in 1968. She received a B.A. with Honors in Political Science and Philosophy from NYU in 1972, then a J.D. from the Catholic University School of Law in 1976. She was a grants administrator for the Expansion Arts program at NEA, responsible for decisions on new grants to community arts programs in NYC. As a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow in NE Kentucky in 1976, she lead the movement to shut down the Maxey Flats nuclear waste disposal site, and co-produced an NBC special on nuclear waste that aired on 1/26/77. She has co-produced specials for ABC’s 20/20 and NBC. She has worked for EPA, as a trainer and consultant for Legal Services Corporation, and in private practice, specializing in family law, bankruptcy, consumer fraud, employment discrimination, housing, and appellate litigation. In 2000, Asa Aarons filmed her for a 30-minute segment on a psychic fraud case she settled in 5 weeks. She obtained a favorable settlement against the largest law firm in the US, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobsen in an age discrimination case that was forced into Chapter 11 proceedings. In June 2020, she won a case in the NYS Court of Appeals. She is a member of the National Lawyers Guild for 40 years.

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