Troy Elder, a lawyer, law professor, and community- and faith-based activist, has long worked at the intersection of access to healthcare and human rights. After practicing for 5 years with major New York law firms, in 2000 he relocated to Miami to work on poverty, health, and immigration issues at Legal Services of Greater Miami and Catholic Charities Legal Services in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood.
He later founded and directed pioneering medical-legal partnerships at the University of Miami and Florida International University (FIU). More recently, while teaching at Yale, Troy co-led a medical-legal group to Haiti to interview victims of that country's cholera crisis, laying the groundwork for subsequent litigation against the United Nations.
His academic writing, which includes the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics’ Poor Clients, Informed Consent, and the Ethics of Rejection (2007), has been cited by the Harvard Law Review.
Troy, who speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. currently works in Los Angeles' diverse interfaith community on immigrants’ rights issues, with a particular focus on unaccompanied Central American child migrants. Having taught and practiced in the areas of health law, immigration law, poverty law, elder law, and international human rights, Troy is available to provide case reviews, supervision, and technical assistance to Florida's legal aid and medical legal partnership staff attorneys.