Cornell Law School
G83 #1 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Colton Kells, Esq., as the Tenants Advocacy Fellow, provides information and advice to local tenants, defends tenants in eviction proceedings in Ithaca City Court, and assists in teaching the Practicum’s weekly seminar. Prior to joining the Practicum, Mr. Kells was a staff attorney in the Geneva office of Legal Assistance of Western New York (LawNY). During his time with LawNY, Mr. Kells practiced mainly in the office’s housing unit, where he defended tenants in eviction proceedings, defended homeowners in foreclosure actions, and advocated on behalf of subsidized housing recipients.
Mr. Kells received his B.A. in English from the University of Buffalo in 2016 and his J.D. from the University of Buffalo School of Law in 2020.