Heather MolinaManaging Attorney, Brief Services Unit and Intake

Heather Molina

Heather Molina joined NLSP in May 2008 as a Howard C. Westwood Fellow. Upon completing the fellowship, she was hired as an NLSP Staff Attorney in the Brief Services Unit. In 2014, Heather became the Managing Attorney of the Brief Services Unit and Intake. As a brief services attorney, she works with new applicants seeking legal assistance and provides legal advice and brief services and recommends cases for extended representation.

Heather holds a Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Nevada-Reno, an M.S. in Social Work with an emphasis on policy and children and families from Columbia University, and a J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC-DCSL). She received a Dean’s Cup from UDC-DCSL for her outstanding service to the school.

Prior to joining NLSP, Heather worked on special education matters at a small law firm in Washington, D.C. Additionally, as a student attorney at UDC-DCSL, she provided over 1,600 hours of legal services to low-income residents in the HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic and the Juvenile and Special Education Law Clinic. Heather is licensed to practice law in Washington, DC, and in Maryland.

Heather can be reached by phone at 202-269-5109, or via email to, HMolina@nlsp.org.