Max Brooks is a staff attorney at the ACLU of Mexico specializing in immigrants’ rights. Prior to joining the ACLU, Max spent three years in El Paso with Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, including as a legal fellow assisting asylum-seekers in expedited removal, a detained removal defense staff attorney, and a contract attorney and consultant. Max worked previously as an associate at a leading civil rights law firm in Maine. During his time in Maine, Max helped found and launch the Southern Maine Workers Center’s Workers Rights Legal Clinic. Max also clerked for two years for the Honorable Judge Nancy Torresen at the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine.
Before beginning his legal career, Max worked as a teacher and a journalist in Chicago. He enjoys biking, spending time with his dog Jazzy, and getting lost in books, movies, and music. Max is passionate about liberation and working in community to deconstruct racist, oppressive border systems.