Johanna ("Jo") Bloomfield is the Directing Attorney of Mental Health Advocacy Services. She oversees the organization’s legal programs, including its Medical-Legal Partnership, special education, re-entry, and intake projects. She also supervises legal fellows and runs the summer law clerk program. Prior to this role, Jo was Senior Attorney at MHAS and provided direct legal services to clients in the county’s Medical Legal Community Partnership program. She has more than a decade of experience in general poverty law, with particular expertise in disability benefits and mental health law and policy.
Jo graduated magna cum laude from Duke Law School in 2005, where she was Senior Note Editor of the Duke Law Journal and received faculty awards in legal writing and family law. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Susan H. Black on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and worked as a litigation associate in private practice.