Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU of Texas
Adriana Piñon joined the ACLU of Texas in 2012 as a senior staff attorney where she focuses her work on a variety of constitutional issues. Prior to working at the ACLU of Texas, Adriana was a staff attorney at the New York Civil Liberties Union, where she litigated cases concerning violations of equal protection, the fourth amendment, free speech, due process, and other constitutional matters. Her cases included a class action challenging false arrests and excessive use of force by police in New York City public middle and high schools and a challenge to an anti-solicitation ordinance aimed at driving day laborers off the town sidewalks.
Adriana has also assisted the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica, with cases regarding political participation, disappearances, and freedom of expression, as well as the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York City with its human rights litigation. In addition, she worked on institutional reform issues with the Centro por Estudios Legales y Sociales in Buenos Aires, Argentina, while studying abroad at the Universidad de Buenos Aires during law school. Adriana graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1998 with an A.B. in history and science, and received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 2007 with special recognition for her work in international law.