Staff Attorney, Voting Rights Project, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Allegheny; J.D., Antioch
Robert Kengle is Acting Co-Director of the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. ...Continue Reading
Robert Kengle is Acting Co-Director of the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Kengle joined the Lawyers’ Committee in 2007 following over 20 years of service in the U.S. Department of Justice's Voting Section. He first joined the agency in the Civil Rights Division in 1984 as an Honor Law Graduate. Kengle received a J.D. from Antioch School of Law in 1984 and a B.A. from Allegheny College in 1978.
As a trial attorney he litigated minority vote dilution claims under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, enforcement and preclearance actions under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, and racial gerrymandering claims under Shaw v. Reno. From 1996 through 1999 he served as a special counsel and acting deputy chief, and was named a deputy chief in 1999. In addition to supervising litigation under the Voting Rights Act and the National Voter Registration Act, he worked with the Bureau of the Census to issue the 2002 Section 203 language minority determinations and served as a specialist within the Voting Section for statistical and demographic analysis. He was a recipient of the Civil Rights Division's Maceo Hubbard Award and a co-recipient of the Attorney General's Award for Excellence in Information Technology, among others.