J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1999
B.A., University of Virginia, 1993
Tim Freilich is the legal director of the Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program. A statewide project of the nonprofit Legal Aid Justice Center, the Immigrant Advocacy Program supports low-wage immigrant workers in their efforts to find justice and fair treatment in the workplace.
Freilich earned his B.A. and his law degree at the University of Virginia, where he received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Public Service. Following graduation from law school in 1999, he began representing migrant farmworkers with the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville on a fellowship from the law firm Skadden Arps. In September 2001, he opened the Legal Aid Justice Center’s Northern Virginia office to work with the capital region’s day laborers and other low-wage immigrant workers. Freilich returned to the Charlottesville office in September of 2005. In June 2009, the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy awarded Tim with the first David Carliner Public Interest Award, a national award given in recognition of fearless, uncompromising and creative advocacy on behalf of marginalized people. In April 2011, the Office of the Dean of Students at UVA presented Freilich with the Pablo Davis Award for his work with the University’s Latino community.