Clinical Teaching Fellow
The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 435
The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic: 410.837.5706
Administrative Assistant: Rosalind Williams, 410-837-5705
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 412
J.D., magna cum laude, Fordham University School of Law, 2006
B.A., cum laude, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2000
Areas of Expertise:
Katy Clemens joined the Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic in June 2019. Prior to joining the clinic, Clemens spent 13 years as an appellate litigator at National Veterans Legal Services Program, where she represented hundreds of veterans and their dependents and survivors before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. While at NVLSP, she also mentored dozens of attorneys litigating their first veterans’ law cases, through both NVLSP’s Lawyers Serving Warriors project, and The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program. Clemens is also one of the authors of the Veterans Benefits Manual.
Over her career, Clemens has taken a special interest in several different issues facing veterans, including the translation of legalese into plain language for claimants, military toxic exposures, psychiatric misdiagnosis, military sexual trauma, issues facing LGBTQIA+ service members and veterans, and the VA’s duty to assist incarcerated veterans with their claims. Clemens is a member of the Maryland Bar and the National Lawyers Guild.
Clemens received her B.A. in English, cum laude, from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law. While in law school, Clemens worked at the Center for Constitutional Rights and won multiple awards for her academic and public interest work.