Michael Corradini

Mike Corradini is the associate director for universal representation design for Vera’s Advancing Universal Representation initiative. Mike’s work focuses on creating a blueprint for a universal representation system for people facing deportation, integrating best practices from local, state, and federal representation programs to inform legislation and program design. Previously, Mike served as program director for the National Qualified Representative Program (NQRP), which provides federally funded legal representation for detained immigrants who have been found mentally incompetent to represent themselves in removal proceedings. Prior to joining Vera, Mike worked at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), where he led efforts to enact reforms to the asylum and immigration detention systems, co-authored reports on the use of solitary confinement in immigration detention, and trained doctors who performed forensic evaluations of asylum seekers on immigration law. Mike came to PHR from the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, where he represented and provided legal orientations to detained immigrants.

Mike holds a BA from The George Washington University, an MA in Arab studies from Georgetown University, and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.