WHO WE ARE
The mission of the Trafficking Law Center is to provide free legal assistance and resource connection to human trafficking victims and survivors. Through direct services, advocacy, and education we work to eliminate systemic and legal barriers so that sex and labor trafficking survivors can access care, housing, employment, and personal and familial stability.
JOEL SHAPIRO, J.D.
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Joel Shapiro (he/him) is an attorney and policy advisor. He has served as Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, Policy Counsel to Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel, and as a Deputy District Attorney. As lobbyist for the “Kids Are Not For Sale" coalition, Joel has advocated on behalf of sex trafficking victims and survivors. He also represents trafficking victims and survivors in litigation.
ANDREA LAMPERT, J.D.
Co-Founder & Program Director
Andrea (she/her) co-founded Trafficking Law Center after realizing the need for trauma informed legal advocacy for trafficked persons. She brings over 25 years of legal representation, law and policy analysis, victim’s advocacy, NGO experience, and legal writing to the center. She is a pro bono Attorney with the Oregon State Bar.
Development & Research Lead
Nina (she/her/they) brings NGO, DEI, and policy experience to TLC with a focus on critical advocacy that centers the experiences and needs of marginalized and disenfranchised peoples for more accessible and equitable outcomes. Her beliefs in transformative justice and accessibility are integral to her goals of community organizing, trauma-informed care, mutual aid, and bolstering criminal justice reform and public policy change.