Phyllis Jeden, J.D., is a Senior Attorney with the Network’s Southeastern Region Office. Phyllis received a Bachelor of Science in Community Development from Central Michigan University and is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School in Detroit. Phyllis worked with the Maurice and Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice during and after graduating from Wayne Law. During her law school career, Phyllis also interned with the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and participated in Wayne Law’s Disability Law Clinic.

Phyllis later served as a Staff Attorney for Lakeshore Legal Aid, where she also acted as an Ombudsman for Michigan’s MI Health Link Program. Prior to joining the Network, she worked for a private boutique law firm concentrating her practice in the areas of civil and probate litigation. Phyllis has several years of experience in the areas of probate, public benefits, housing, consumer, employment and family law and in protection from abuse.

In her free time, Phyllis enjoys exploring the Michigan park system with her family, playing music and reading. Phyllis is the daughter of Iraqi immigrants. Her experience as a first-generation Chaldean American has informed her worldview and encouraged her interest in public service, equity, and social justice.