‘A beacon of hope’: Civil rights attorney named accomplice in Koskoff firm

BRIDGEPORT — A longtime suggest of civil justice has been made a accomplice in the in demand city legislation company Koskoff & Bieder.

Preston C. Tisdale, of Trumbull, who has represented minorities within the group for greater than 40 years, turns into the enterprise’s first Black companion.

Tisdale previously stated he became influenced by using his mom, Loyse Gilliam Tisdale, Bridgeport’s first Black criminal secretary and co-creator of motion for Bridgeport neighborhood construction.

“The Koskoff firm that has been a beacon of hope to many americans who have suffered critical accidents or damage from medical malpractice, constitutional rights violations and much extra,” Tisdale noted. “it’s an honor to be named a partner.”

The firm’s managing companion, James Horwitz, referred to Tisdale has many of the identical features as their founder, Theodore Koskoff, who represented participants of the Black Panther company in a celebrated trial in New Haven within the 1970s.

“Preston cares deeply about serving those whose voices are usually left out,” Horwitz talked about. “He has been an invaluable resource to the enterprise — with his felony acumen, his reassuring patience, his experience of justice, his knowledge and his robust sense of civic accountability.”

Tisdale all started his criminal profession at Koskoff but left the enterprise for a few years to work in distinct positions as a public defender. He rejoined the Koskoff enterprise in 2010.

he is an officer with the general public Justice foundation, a national company that spearheads litigation and schooling efforts to assist and offer protection to the general public, helping to raise access to justice and threats to the justice equipment. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial lawyers association and the American association for Justice.

before rejoining the Koskoff company, Tisdale turned into the director of particular Public Defenders for the state workplace of the executive Public Defender. He additionally served as the head of the Bridgeport public defender’s office.

he’s a past recipient of the NAACP’s distinguished service Award.

He serves as a member of the Connecticut Supreme court docket Jury project drive and the Connecticut Bar affiliation assignment drive on Policing.