Dale Melchert is thrilled to join TLC’s litigation team. Prior to joining TLC, Dale represented LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors of violence in a client-centered, holistic practice at the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP). There, for three years, he represented survivors in family law, housing, matrimonial, immigration, name change and discrimination matters in the five boroughs of New York City. He also organized with, and trained other services providers to increase access to services and resources for LGBTQ survivors. Dale graduated from CUNY School of Law in 2014 with an emphasis on poverty law practice for transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers. He was the recipient of the 2014 Dave Fields Prize for Student Leadership and Achievement, and served as the Stonewall Foundation Fellow at NYLAG’s LGBT Law Project coordinating its life planning clinic in 2013. On the weekend Dale is an enthusiastic attendee of Trans Boxing NYC and enjoys amateur culinary adventures.