Daniel Lambright is a Senior Staff Attorney at the NYCLU and serves as Senior Counsel for Criminal Justice Litigation. Lambright primarily works on issues involving policing, parole, the collateral consequences of incarceration, and the regulation of people convicted of sexual offenses.
Lambright was one of the lead attorneys on the NYCLU’s successful First Amendment challenge to New York state’s e-STOP law in Jones v. Stanford. Lambright is also lead counsel on the NYCLU’s Fifth Amendment challenge to New York’s policy of compelling individuals to admit to committing their offenses of conviction as part of a prison-based treatment program and penalizing refusal to do so in Krull v. Annucci. In addition, he is a member of the NYCLU’s litigation team challenging the New York City Police Department’s brutal suppression of protests across New York City in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. Finally, Lambright is also on the litigation team involved in monitoring the changes to the NYPD’s unconstitutional Stop-and-Frisk policies and practices.
Lambright has frequently authored and been counsel on numerous amicus curie briefs to the New York Court of Appeals and federal courts on racialized policing, police accountability, and Fourth and Sixth Amendment rights.
Prior to joining the NYCLU in 2019, Lambright represented clients convicted of felonies in Manhattan and the Bronx on appeal and in postconviction proceedings as a public defender at the Office of the Appellate Defender. Lambright was also a legal fellow at the AARP Foundation Litigation, where he worked on issues of age and disability discrimination.
He holds degrees from Bates College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.