Tom Behrendt, J.D.

After serving for many years as Legal Director of the Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Tom retired in 2008. Since then he has served as Counsel Emeritus with CLRP. Prior to coming to Connecticut, he was with Mental Hygiene Legal Service in New York State, where he was a founding member of its Special Litigation and Appeals Unit. Tom is a past president and long time member of NARPA's Board of Directors, a board member of Disability Rights Connecticut, Advocacy Unlimited, and a past co-chair of the PAIMI Advisory Councils in Connecticut as well as in New York, where he was also active with Project Release and the Free Association.