Gail Deady, Staff Attorney


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Gail joined the Center in 2018 and is responsible for litigating reproductive rights cases in the United States.

She came from the ACLU of Virginia, where she handled all litigation matters related to reproductive freedom and gender equality. She has argued before the Supreme Court of Virginia and has represented clients in abortion access and pregnancy prosecution matters in state and federal courts. Gail also served as co-counsel on the landmark Title IX transgender rights case, Gavin Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board. In addition to her litigation work, she led the ACLU of Virginia’s state and local policy advocacy efforts on gender equality and reproductive rights issues. Gail previously worked as an associate at McCandlish Holton, P.C., in Richmond, Virginia, where she spent three years representing clients in a wide array of civil litigation cases.

Gail earned her J.D. from the Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she founded a chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice (now If/When/How), served as president of the Women Law Students Organization, was an Articles Editor for the Washington & Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, and received the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Student Award. She graduated cum laude from The College of William and Mary with a degree in History.