Martha Kinsella, counsel in the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, is based in the Washington, DC, office. She works on rights restoration, democracy reform, and government reform. Her principal project has been the National Task Force on Rule of Law and Democracy, with a focus on scientific integrity.
Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Kinsella worked at the National Labor Relations Board, where she served first as a policy advisor and then as a trial attorney conducting enforcement litigation. During her tenure at the NLRB, she served as grievance chair of her union and received two agency awards for her pro bono work. She began her legal career as a law clerk to Judge Philip Carchman of the Appellate Division of New Jersey Superior Court. Kinsella received her law degree from New York University School of Law, a master’s degree from Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago.