HEMPSTEAD, NY — On June 13, Frederick K. Brewington of The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington was presented with the Haywood Burns Award by the New York State Bar Association Committee on Civil Rights during a special remembrance and award ceremony at CUNY (City University of New York) Law School in Long Island City.
Mr. Brewington is a respected lawyer and community advocate with a distinguished legal career. After working at a number of prestigious firms and law offices, including a clerkship at the Office of the Legal Counsel of the United States Senate, he began a private practice on Long Island. With his expertise in civil rights litigation, he has successfully challenged the “at-large” voting system in the Town of Hempstead and worked on preventing future unconstitutional and discriminatory purging of voters from the voting rolls.
His continued commitment to justice spans issues such as affordable housing, community revitalization efforts, employment and civil rights, the environment and, especially, voting rights and fair representation in government. Mr. Brewington has labored mightily against injustices as a litigator, writer, lecturer, and fosters the building of relationships of encouragement among citizen and civic groups.
Named for the late civil rights lawyer and former Dean of CUNY Law School, the Haywood Burns Award is given to an individual who has contributed to New York State in a manner that reflects Dean Burns’ commitment to the struggle for justice and the qualities that made him an outstanding advocate for civil rights and the empowerment of the powerless. From the age of 15 until his untimely death at the age of 55 while visiting South Africa, Dean Burns sought to expand the civil rights of all people and was actively involved in trying to extend connections to diverse groups within the community as a whole.
For more information on the Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington, call (516) 489-6959.