David Abraham Grossman z”l
David Grossman was a devoted family man – the beloved husband of Stacy and doting father of Lev and Shayna – who dedicated his career to fighting on behalf of struggling tenants, homeowners, and communities. As the Managing Attorney of the Housing Unit at the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School and later as the Faculty Director and Managing Attorney of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, David fought tirelessly for the rights of Bostonians in need, while mentoring and inspiring hundreds of his law students to do the same. When the foreclosure crisis threatened to uproot much of Boston, David partnered with community organizers and other legal services organizations and community organizations to create a groundbreaking approach to advocacy that has kept numerous underprivileged Bostonians in their homes.
After David was diagnosed with cancer in 2008, he missed just one semester of classes at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau before returning to continue to fight for social justice. The David Abraham Grossman Fund helps keep David’s work alive by fostering partnerships between lawyers and community organizations in order to serve the most underserved members of our society