Tex Pasley joined the Shriver Center in 2019 as the University of Virginia Powell Fellow in Legal Services. As a fellow, Tex will advocate on behalf of children and their families facing eviction after a landlord unlawfully accesses the child’s juvenile records. Before joining the Shriver Center, Tex was a law clerk for the Hon. Pamela L. Reeves, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Prior to his clerkship, Tex worked as a staff attorney at No Exceptions Prison Collective, coordinating a campaign to restore in-person visits at county jails throughout Tennessee. Tex earned his B.A. from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he received the Claire Corcoran Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Public Service and the Class of 2017 Pro Bono Award.
All families deserve to live in happy and stable homes free from criminalization, family separation, and surveillance.
Crime free rental housing and nuisance property ordinances often have very costly consequences for tenant families, landlords, and the whole community