Zachary Tusinger

  • Hosted by Legal Aid of Western Missouri
  • Service location Joplin, Missouri
  • Law school Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Issue area Consumer Rights, Housing/Homelessness
  • Fellowship class year 2012
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Zachary identified people affected by the May 22, 2011 tornado that struck Joplin and ensured that all members of the Joplin Community receive adequate legal help as they address the many challenges they face as they seek to rebuild their lives. Zachary helped families who have been victimized by unscrupulous landlords following the tornado and prepared the community for disaster by having their legal affairs in order. In addition, he worked with other community organizations to ensure that his community was prepared for the next time a disaster strikes.

Legal issues can arise anytime, and through no fault of one's own, anyone can be affected by them. Everyone deserves somebody to be there to help out in their time of need.

Zachary Tusinger /
Equal Justice Works Fellow

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