Vice Chair

Corey Shapiro

Corey Shapiro is the Legal Director for the ACLU of Kentucky. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. He then worked in Washington, D.C. for several years as a political organizer for the civil rights organization People for the American Way. Corey earned his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. After law school, Corey spent over ten years as a litigator with two large international law firms. While primarily maintaining a commercial litigation practice, he worked on a significant number of civil liberties cases pro bono.

In 2012, Corey received a “Lead On!” Award from Access Living for his work successfully representing adults with disabilities in Illinois in a class action civil rights litigation, working closely with the ACLU of Illinois and other civil liberties groups. In 2018, he left private practice, joining the ACLU of Kentucky in his current role. Corey is very involved in the Louisville community. He is active with the Louisville Jewish Community Relations Council and received the Jewish Community of Louisville Julie Linker Community Relations Young Leadership Award. In 2017-2018, he was a JCPA Frank Family Fellow. He also serves on several boards of directors, including the Louisville Jewish Federation, the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services, the Louisville’s Legal Aid, and the Washington University Library Council. He enjoys baking with his children and traveling.

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