Jorge L. Vasquez, Jr. is a national civil rights lawyer, policy influencer, and social justice advocate. Currently, he serves as Associate Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF and maintains a broad civil rights litigation portfolio, ranging from voting rights to criminal justice reform. Jorge also works on policy matters and campaigns to address racial disparities in economic justice.
Jorge has been featured as a legal expert on national and local news networks including CNN, ABC Live, NPR, NBC Telemundo, Univision, Spectrum News 1, and he has been an opinion contributor to USA Today, The Hill and other digital and print outlets. Recently, Jorge received the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Eastern Region 2019 Everyday Hero Social Service Award. In 2015, he was also named the Rising Star of the Bar for the New York County Lawyers Association.
Jorge earned his Bachelor's and Master’s degrees from the University at Albany, a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law, and an LL.M. in Trial and Advocacy from Basely School of Law, Temple University. Jorge is a native New Yorker and a proud product of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He can be followed on social media at @JorgeVasquezNYC.