Koskoff’s Tisdale Named Secretary of Public Justice Foundation
By Michael Marciano
July 19, 2019
Attorney Preston C. Tisdale of Bridgeport’s Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder has been named secretary-elect of the Washington, D.C.-based Public Justice Foundation
Attorney Preston C. Tisdale of Bridgeport’s Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder has been named secretary-elect of the Washington, D.C.-based Public Justice Foundation, and will be installed July 29 at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego.
“Preston’s commitment to social justice makes him an ideal addition to the leadership on the Public Justice Board and I am honored to serve with him,” said Beth Terrell, president-elect of the foundation.
Outgoing president Michael L. Pitt said Tisdale’s “passion for civil rights, access to the courts and protecting everyday people from corporate and governmental abuse will greatly advance our mission. We are fortunate to have Preston as part of our leadership team.”
The Public Justice Foundation has been involved in civil rights cases, anti-bullying campaigns, consumer rights, gender and sexual rights for the past 35 years.
“I look forward to many lively and important discussions of significant national policy issues,” said Tisdale. “In the coming months we will explore new avenues to help people who have been wronged: by deceptive pharmaceutical companies, irresponsible manufacturers, unjust employers, inhumane government detention centers, reckless polluters, and others.
“All citizens deserve unfettered access to the court system and the hope of obtaining justice,” Tisdale added. “It’s an honor to be part of the leadership of an organization that helps provide those rights.”
Tisdale received his JD at the New York University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Brown University, where he majored in public policy. In 2015, he began his tenure as the President of the Brown Alumni Association and as a member of the Corporation of Brown University’s Board of Trustees. In 2011, he received Brown University’s first Joseph M. Fernandez ’85 Award for bringing diverse alumni together to make a positive contribution to the University community.
Tisdale has served as a member of the Connecticut Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparity since its inception and previously served on the Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice’s Criminal Justice Committee and the Connecticut Hate Crimes Advisory Committee.