Edward Van Stevenson, Jr.
Ed Stevenson is a managing attorney with Neighborhood Legal Services where he has worked for 50 years. Ed is also an adjunct professor with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a former adjunct professor with the Duquesne University School of Law, as well as a trainer with the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Internship Program for The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN).
He is admitted to practice before United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court for the Western District, and the United States Tax Court. He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, a former deacon and elder with the Macedonia Church of Pittsburgh, as well as former secretary/treasurer with Macedonia FACE, Incorporated. He has a bachelor degree in history and political science from Kentucky State University and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Kentucky School of Law. He received the Mon Valley Award in 2020, the PLAN Excellence Award in 2001, the MLK award for distinguish service 1996 & 1997, and the Community Service Award from Valerie Jeanne Parker Swan Memorial-Foundation, Incorporated 1973. Recently, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for work done at NLS from the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity via Iota Phi Foundation.
In a way, working for NLS is Stevenson’s childhood dream. When he was young, he dreamed that one day he would be a leading scorer in the NBA. Now, he says, he is blessed to work in the court rather than on it. The number of clients he has served over the years makes him a leading scorer at NLS. So far, he has never missed any work at NLS due to sickness for 50 years!