Appointed by Public Advocate Letitia James
Sateesh is the Attorney-in-Charge at the Queens Neighborhood Office of the Legal Aid Society. He has worked in legal services in New York City for almost two decades--at the Legal Aid Society in the Harlem Community Law Office and the Brooklyn Neighborhood Office, and as Director of Housing Litigation at Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services.
Sateesh is currently a member of the Mayor’s Committee on City Marshals and served as a member of the Housing Court Advisory Council from 2015-2017. He sits on the boards of Chhaya, a community based organization in Queens, justfix.nyc, an access to justice startup, and Housing Court Answers. He has written on tenants’ legal rights, housing rights, and legal ethics and legal practice. Sateesh is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University School of Law, where he co-teaches the Housing Rights Clinic. He received his law degree from NYU School of Law in 2001.