S. Mandisa Moore-O’Neal is a Black Feminist and founder of The Moore-O’Neal Law Group, LLC, a Black feminist law and policy practice. She is also a culture shifter, cultural and political strategist, facilitator and thought partner for grassroots organizations, coalitions, and initiatives who are interested in transforming conflict and confronting and shifting power and oppression.
In 2012, Mandisa received her JD from Louisiana State University Law Center. In 2007, she was awarded a 2-year New Voices Gulf Coast Fellowship and in 2006 completed her undergraduate degree in History at Loyola University New Orleans. Currently, a civil rights attorney with a focus on HIV De-criminalization litigation, education and advocacy; family law litigation, education and advocacy; employment and public accommodations discrimination litigation and education; and police accountability litigation and advocacy,
Mandisa’s primary organizing support work is as an active member of the Black Youth Project100-New Orleans’ chapter and the Louisiana Coalition on Criminalization and Health. She works closely with Frontline Legal Services as their part-time Litigation and Advocacy Director. Mandisa also serves on the BreakOUT! Board of Directors and the Political Research Associates Board of Directors. Mandisa has researched, published and presented on reproductive justice and the law, punitive social policies, abolition, HIV Criminalization and state violence. Her current research project is on abolitionist lawyering.