Lisa Graybill

Deputy Legal Director, Criminal Justice Reform

Lisa Graybill oversees the SPLC’s work to reverse the “new Jim Crow” and eliminate the structural racism entrenched in the policing, sentencing, imprisonment, and post-conviction practices of states in the Deep South through litigation, legislation, and public education. Lisa’s previous experience includes teaching civil rights and immigration practice in the clinical programs at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law; serving as the legal director for the ACLU of Texas; and working on police and prison conditions cases as a trial attorney in the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. A native Texan, Lisa clerked for a federal judge in New Jersey after graduating from the University of Texas School of Law and Smith College.