Lecturer on Law
Lyonel Jean-Pierre Jr. is a Clinical Instructor/Supervising Attorney with Harvard Legal Aid Bureau since April 2018. Prior to joining the Bureau, Lyonel was a Massachusetts Legal Services Corporation Bart Gordon Fellow with the Prisoner Legal Rights Program (formerly known as the Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services) in 2005. When the fellowship ended, Lyonel became a full-time staff attorney with the Worcester Community Legal Aid office (formerly known as Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts) where he litigated various domestic relation and restraining order matters in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court and Massachusetts District Court. After nine years with Community Legal Aid, Lyonel joined the Law Office of Murphy and Rudolf LLP where he expanded his family law practice to include representing parents and children in care and protection proceedings in the Massachusetts Juvenile Court.
Lyonel has served as Co-Chair of the Family Law Section for the Worcester County Bar Association and worked with various community partners throughout Massachusetts to address the effect domestic violence has on families within the Commonwealth.