Research Director & Amicus Counsel
Tim Curry is the Research Director & Amicus Counsel at the Fines and Fees Justice Center. In this capacity, he coordinates legal, qualitative, and quantitative research to support state and national campaigns and to provide context to how fines and fees affect those within the criminal and juvenile legal systems. Tim also leads FFJC’s student engagement projects and the organization’s amicus efforts.
Prior to joining FFJC, Tim worked for nearly a decade with the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) where he promoted equitable justice for young people in juvenile courts across the country. At NJDC, he undertook in-depth assessments of state-based defense systems; worked to eliminate collateral consequences of court involvement, including financial burdens; led the organization’s amicus practice; and advocated for reforms aimed at combatting legal disparities based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression.
Before entering policy reform, Tim was the Supervising Attorney at D.C. Law Students in Court and an E. Barrett Prettyman Post-Graduate Fellow at Georgetown Law. In both of those positions, he defended people accused of crimes in the District of Columbia while also supervising the defense practice of third-year clinical students. Before earning his law degree, Tim worked with various humanitarian relief and refugee organizations in West Africa and had a career in television and magazine journalism.
Tim holds an LLM in Advocacy from Georgetown Law, a JD from American University Washington College of Law, and a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University. He is based in Washington, DC and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.