Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Pasley was a legal fellow at the Shriver Center on Poverty Law in Chicago. At the Shriver Center, he litigated and investigated novel Fair Housing Act challenges against Illinois local governments over enforcement of “crime-free housing” ordinances. He also advocated for improvements to laws meant to protect renters who are denied housing due to inaccurate, irrelevant, and misleading criminal or eviction records.
After graduating law school, Mr. Pasley lived in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he was a law clerk to the late Pamela L. Reeves, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and a staff attorney at No Exceptions Prison Collective, a prisoners’ rights advocacy organization based in Nashville.
Mr. Pasley graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, receiving the Class of 2017 Pro Bono Award and the Claire Corcoran Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Public Service. An enthusiastic public transit user and bicyclist, he devotes his free time to supporting safe, sustainable, and equitable transportation in Chicago, along with regular visits to the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary and the Field Museum. Before law school, he worked as a professional craft brewer in Arizona.