Chad Lennon

Chad Lennon was appointed Director of the Veterans and Servicemembers’ Rights’ Clinic in February 2019. He was previously an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County who was also the Prosecutor in Veterans Treatment Court for the District Court and East End Court. Previously, Director Lennon was a Criminal Defense Attorney in Maryland before taking the position at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.  He is an attorney admitted to practice in New York, Maryland, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Court of Appeals for Armed Forces, and accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs.  As the Director of the clinic he supervises staff attorneys, students, and coordinates a number of events in New York.  In addition to this position, he is also the Co-Chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium, Committee member for the New York State Bar Association Committee on Veterans, and a Community Athlete with the Semper Fi Fund.  Director Lennon has also publishes a number of papers concerning military and veteran topics in the Suffolk Lawyer, Veterans Law Journal, Havok Journal, and Touro Law Review.  In addition to his role as the Director of the clinic, he serves in the Marine Corps reserves as a Major. His current billet is the Company Commander of Bravo Company. He has participated in numerous deployments and exercises around the globe and is a Purple Heart recipient.