Lindsay Toczylowski

Lindsay Toczylowski Asylum AccessBoard Member

Lindsay is a recent addition to the Asylum Access Board of Directors, having joined in the spring of 2017. For the past decade, Lindsay has served as a legal advocate for a variety of California-based organizations dedicated to making immigrant rights on paper into rights in reality. She is a founding member and the current Executive Director at the Immigrant Defenders Law Center, a next-generation social justice law firm based in Los Angeles.

Her team works to defend immigrant communities against systemic injustices in the legal system. Lindsay’s expertise encompasses human rights law, immigration, refugee law, international development, and the rule of law. Previously, she was Directing Attorney at the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Projects and a Staff Attorney at Kids in Need of Defense.

As a former Overseas Operations Director for Asylum Access, she is a valuable asset for the Board of Directors. Her past professional experience at Asylum Access has equipped her with on-the-ground knowledge of the organization’s global impact to advocate for refugees.

Lindsay graduated magna cum laude from San Diego State University with a B.A. in American Studies (with Emphasis in Urban Pluralism). She received a J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School.