Noah E. Lewis

Noah E. Lewis
Executive Director

Noah E. Lewis, Esq. is the founder and executive director of Transcend Legal, a national, New York City-based organization cultivating equitable social, medical and legal recognition of transgender people, one person at a time.

Noah previously worked for the Transgender Law Center, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and served as the staff attorney at Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund for five years. His work there included leading-edge impact litigation and policy work in areas such as identity documents, health care and public accommodations. He went on to create and run a solo law practice serving transgender clients.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Noah is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and was the first openly transgender student to graduate from Harvard Law School. There he worked successfully to eliminate trans health exclusions in student and staff health plans.


B.A., B.S., University of Pittsburgh
J.D., Harvard Law School
Bar Admissions
New York
Professional Associations

Community Mediation Services, Queens, NY, Mediator.

National LGBT Bar Association, Member.

NYC Bar Association, Member.

Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights, NYC Bar Association, Member 2013-2016, Chair 2017-present.


For trans people like me, pronouns are about more than grammatical correctnessWashington Post, June 24, 2016.

Sex and the Body: A 21st-Century Understanding of Trans People in Gender, Sex, and Politics: In the Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st Century (ed. Shira Tarrant 2015).