Mr. Thomas Ude, Jr.
Legal and Public Policy Director of Mazzoni Center


Thomas W. Ude, Jr., Esq., is the Legal and Public Policy Director of Mazzoni Center, overseeing Mazzoni’s provision of direct legal services to LGBTQ individuals and families as part of its mission to provide comprehensive health and wellness services to the LGBTQ community. The two most frequent legal issues that people contact Mazzoni for assistance with are discrimination and transition-related matters like name changes and correcting identification documents. Mr. Ude is an attorney with has more than 25 years of experience, including nearly 10 years working to advance LGBTQ rights at Mazzoni Center and, previously, Lambda Legal.