Kenya Garrett-Burnett, Legal Director
Kenya Garrett-Burnett heads Legal Council's HIV/AIDS program. Prior to joining Legal Council as a senior staff attorney in 2017, Kenya worked as a staff attorney at Legal Aid Chicago (formerly LAF) where she served as Task Force Leader of the HIV/AIDS Task Force and represented various clients in divorces, special education hearings, order of protection hearings, and child custody matters. With over a decade of experience in Chicago, Kenya brings legal expertise in housing, family, employment, and disability law to her position with Legal Council. She earned her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and her B.S. in Community Health from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Outside of Legal Council, Kenya serves as the incoming Co-Chairperson of the Lawyers Trust Fund Legal Aid Diversity and Inclusion Work Group, Co-Chairperson of Medical Legal Partnership Illinois, and on the Executive Committee of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago Service Providers Council.