“Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example . . . If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law."

-Justice Louis D. Brandeis

 

“Law matters, because it keeps us safe, because it protects our most fundamental rights and freedoms, and because it is the foundation of our democracy.”

-Justice Elena Kagan

 
“History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure.”

-Justice Thurgood Marshall

Georgi Vogel Rosen

  

Attorney Georgi J. Vogel Rosen joined the Law Offices of Howard Friedman in 2017. She handles cases involving police brutality, illegal searches, false arrest, wrongful convictions, abuse of power, and other civil rights violations. The cases Georgi works on seek justice for people whose constitutional and civil rights have been violated by police officers and other government officials.

Before joining the firm, Georgi served as a law clerk to the Honorable Indira Talwani, District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Prior to that, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Maureen McKenna Goldberg, Senior Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

Georgi received her law degree from the Northeastern University School of Law. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a master’s degree from the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.

As a law student, Georgi completed internships with the Civil Rights Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office; the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development; and Messing, Rudavsky, & Weliky, P.C. In addition, she served as a research assistant for Northeastern’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, where she assisted with research into anti-civil rights violence in the United States South and other miscarriages of justice of that period. She also participated in the Project’s student clinic, in which she investigated a murder and other racially-motivated abuses committed by a Texas constable in the late 1940s.

Before attending law school, Georgi worked as a research associate at an opinion research consulting firm representing Democratic political candidates and progressive advocacy organizations. She also worked in program evaluation and on applied research projects for non-profit organizations.

In 2015, Georgi founded the first Boston chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, an organization that brings together Jewish and Muslim women of all ages and backgrounds for the purpose of building mutual trust and respect, dispelling stereotypes, and countering anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston. Georgi previously has served as a member of the Town of Brookline Human Relations Commission; the national board of directors of Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom; the Anti-Defamation League–New England’s Civil Rights Committee; the American Jewish Committee’s Global Commission on Interreligious Affairs; and the planning team of the international Muslim Jewish Conference, based in Europe.

In 2017, Georgi was one of eighteen young adults named as a Chai in the Hub honoree, an award presented by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston to “movers and shakers from Boston’s 45-and-under crowd.”

Georgi is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.