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Access Justice Team

Access Justice is fortunate to have outstanding volunteer professionals, staff, attorneys and paralegals who are qualified in diverse areas of law, research, writing, information dissemination, organizational development, fundraising, marketing, communications, and nonprofit administration.

  • Jim Cohen, Esq., Founder
  • Adam Terwey, Esq., Staff Attorney
  • Roderick Hale, Esq., Network Attorney
  • Tom Jakway, Esq., Network Attorney
  • Stan Keilor, Esq., Network Attorney
  • Oliver Nelson, Esq., Network Attorney
  • Elliott Nickell, Esq., Network Attorney
  • Susan Wiens, Esq., Network Attorney
  • Mercy Changwesha, Law Clerk
  • Princess Gaye, Law Clerk
  • Jason Hyde, Law Clerk
  • Renuka Pujari, Law Clerk
  • Perry Shoemaker, Law Clerk
  • Courtney Skelcher, Law Clerk
  • Nima Vanaki, Paralegal
  • Andrew Case, Legal Intern
  • William Paterson, Legal Intern

 Access Justice Partners

Access Justice Community Collaborators

  • AARP Legal Services Network; Advocates for Human Rights; Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project; HOMELINE; Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota; Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Minneapolis; Judge Advocate Corps; Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) of Hennepin County; Legal Aid; Legal Rights Center; Lewis House; Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid; Neighborhoods Organizing for Change; Public Defenders; Senior Linkage; Somali Advocacy Justice Center; Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services; Tubman; United Way; Volunteer Lawyers Network; Volunteers of America/Estate & Elder Law Services

heartWhat our supporters have to say...

This courageous effort is just what the doctor ordered.- - The Honorable Lawrence D. Cohen
Through our work with you, people in the Somali community will be able to get real legal assistance… There is no other firm like AJ.- - Dahir Mirreh Jibreel, Executive Director, Somalia Justice Advocacy Center
We help clients protect what is rightfully theirs and achieve their goals at minimal cost.- - Elizabeth, Access Justice Volunteer Attorney
You have launched a law firm that has long been needed!- - Deborah Randolph, Retired Minnesota Attorney
You seem to be attempting something I've been thinking (maybe dreaming) about for many years.- - Bob Seng, Assistant General Counsel, Target Corporation
This legal service model is desperately needed. - - Betsy Sitkoff, J-CHAI Coordinator, Jewish Family and Children’s Services

Quick contact


Access Justice, PSC
310 4th Avenue S Suite 1006
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612.879.8092
Toll Free: 1.877.999.AJ OK (2565)
Fax: 612.879.8707

Nothing on this site constitutes legal advice and this site does not create an attorney-client relationship or make any assertion regarding available attorneys in your jurisdiction.
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About company

Access Justice is a nonprofit, full service public interest law firm committed to providing quality, affordable (or free) legal services to low- and moderate-income persons who have no access to our legal system.

Access Justice is a Minnesota Professional Services Corporation operating under the trade name “Access Justice.” An attorney-client relationship with Access Justice will only be created upon the signing of a formal representation agreement between Access Justice and a client.

Access Justice is a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations to AJ are tax deductible. Donate.

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