Kevin De Liban
Economic Justice Workgroup Leader, Staff Attorney
Legal Aid of Arkansas
Kevin De Liban manages the Economic Justice practice group of Legal Aid of Arkansas, working with low-income Arkansas to address legal issues involving health, employment, disability rights, and education. He also regularly represents individuals facing domestic violence. With Legal Aid, he has led a successful litigation campaign in federal and state courts challenging Arkansas's use of an algorithm to cut vital Medicaid home-care benefits to people with physical disabilities like cerebral palsy, paraplegia, and multiple sclerosis. Before becoming an attorney, Kevin worked in Washington State to help homeless individuals with mental illness attain economic and housing stability and in San Francisco city government to enforce good government and campaign finance laws. While in San Francisco, the Society of Professional Journalists recognized Kevin with the James Madison Freedom of Information Award after he refused an order to destroy documents damaging to the mayor. When he's not practicing law, Kevin is passionately creating music as a rapper, equally ferocious in the courtroom and on the mic.