We are pleased to announce that Erikson Albrecht has joined the Board of Trustees as a new member this year.
Erikson is a current Curtis parent and is Directing Attorney at Bet Tzedek Legal Services, a non-profit law firm that provides free legal services to more than 20,000 individuals each year. He supervises many of Bet Tzedek’s legal policy and programs, including conservatorship, guardianship, unaccompanied minor removal defense, in-home supportive services, and a transgender medical-legal partnership.
Prior to joining Bet Tzedek, Erikson was a criminal defense attorney and Deputy Public Defender in Santa Cruz County. During college and law school, he worked at the Ariel Foundation (now the Ariel Education Initiative), addressing the academic and social service needs of children and their families in an underserved community on the South Side of Chicago. This effort culminated in the creation of a new public school with an innovative investment curriculum.
Erikson previously served on the Board of Directors of Journey Out, a non-profit organization leading the fight for freedom and survival of people whose lives have been impacted by human trafficking or commercial sexual exploitation.
A graduate of the University of Chicago, Erikson earned an A.B. in Public Policy. He received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology.
Erikson and his wife, Melissa, are the proud parents of a daughter, Quinn (’24), and adoring uncle and aunt of Curtis students Harper (’21) and Gideon (’19) Evans.