Andy Izenson is an Associate Attorney and mediator with Diana Adams Law & Mediation, PLLC, and is a passionate advocate for queer and nontraditional families and for trans and gender non-conforming youth and adults. As a collaborative attorney trained by the NY Association of Collaborative Professionals and mediator trained by the NY Center for Interpersonal Development, Andy aids clients in creating intentional structures and support for their families. Longstanding affiliations with the National LGBT Bar Association, and with the National Lawyers Guild as a member of the NYC Chapter Executive Committee and a legal observer, frame Andy’s commitment to support for queer community and families as well as to a radical, anti-assimilationist politic.
Andy studied sociolinguistics at Skidmore College, publishing a thesis on nonbinary gender and paralinguistic communication in the International Journal of Arts and Sciences, and then attended New York Law School as a member of the Justice Action Center and a Trustee Scholar. Andy’s writing has appeared on the Family Matters Blog, the Yes Means Yes Blog, 24Magazine, and the Advocate.
Andy currently educates at organizations, schools, and conferences all over the country, including the LGBT Bar Association Conference, Creating Change, the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, Columbia University, New York University, Harvard University, Rutgers University, Skidmore College, and the Family and Divorce Mediation Council on gender, sexuality, consent and communication, and transformative justice and community accountability.