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Our Legal Team


Meet Brady's Legal Lineup

Using our courts to fight America’s gun violence epidemic requires a deep knowledge of the issue, the ability to map a path through unparalleled protections brokered solely for the gun industry, and most of all, an unfailing passion for justice. Meet the Brady Legal team.

Jonathan Lowy

Chief Counsel & Vice President, Legal

Jonathan E. Lowy is the Vice President, Legal Action Project, at Brady. Since 1997 Jon has argued in courts across the country to reduce gun violence, providing pro bono legal representation to victims of gun violence in lawsuits to reform dangerous gun industry practices, and assisting governments and public officials in defense of reasonable gun laws.

Erin Davis

Senior Counsel, Trial & Appellate Litigation

As a former public defender, civil practice attorney, and Obama appointee to the DOJ, Erin Davis has more than a decade of experience as a trial attorney representing those injured. She uses her vast litigation experience to help victims of gun violence find justice against the gun industry for the devastation they cause their families and others.

Tanya Schardt

Senior Counsel, Trial & Appellate Litigation

She began her gun violence prevention work at Amnesty International USA where she worked on a report entitled “In the Line of Fire: Human Rights and the U.S. Gun Violence Crisis.” As Senior Counsel at Brady, Tanya provides representation to victims of gun violence and assists governments and public officials in defense of reasonable gun laws.

Kelly Sampson

Counsel, Constitutional Litigation, Legal Alliance and Racial Justice

With experience in litigation, human capital consulting, and diversity and inclusion, Kelly amplifies Brady’s legal expertise by cultivating an effective pro bono attorney network, promoting Brady’s perspective in gun violence related cases, and addressing the gun industry’s disproportionate impact on communities of color.

Robert Cross

Counsel, Trial & Appellate Litigation

After graduating from Harvard College in 2011 and Harvard Law School in 2014, Robert worked in private law in New York City before returning to help Brady (he was a legal intern the summer of 2012!) by fighting and winning crucial legal battles that will curtail this nation’s gun violence epidemic.

Tess Fardon

Legal Fellow

Tess Fardon came straight from UVA Law to Brady in 2018 as a Robert F. Kennedy Fellow. With a background in children’s welfare and a desire to help victims of domestic violence and racial injustice, she was drawn to the GVP movement because it allows her to do it all.

Rosa Mas Volpe

Legal Assistant

Rosa is a recent graduate of the George Washington University. She was a former legal intern with the Human Rights Campaign as well as a boutique immigration law firm. With her public interest background and her passion for gun violence prevention Rosa provides support to Brady’s staff attorneys.