This month, we celebrate two ACLU of Massachusetts advocates who’ve been honored for their tireless work on behalf of civil rights and civil liberties.

Rahsaan Hall, director of the racial justice program at the ACLU of Massachusetts, has been named one of Get Konnected!’s 50 Most Influential Attorneys of Color in Greater Boston. The list marks the first comprehensive list of its kind, and celebrates attorneys of color who make positive contributions to the legal community and the economic and social fabric of Greater Boston.

In his role at the ACLU of Massachusetts, Hall helps develop the organization’s integrated advocacy approach to address racial justice issues. Through legislative advocacy, litigation, and community engagement, the program works on issues that deeply impact communities of color and historically disenfranchised communities. Hall recently managed the ACLU of Massachusetts’ What a Difference a DA Makes campaign to educate voters about the power and influence of district attorneys.

Dan McFadden has been honored as an “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. This award recognizes Massachusetts attorneys who have been members of the bar for 10 years or less, but who have already distinguished themselves.

As a staff attorney at the ACLU of Massachusetts, McFadden litigates a broad range of civil rights and civil liberties issues, including in the areas of immigrants’ rights and criminal justice reform. Since joining the ACLU of Massachusetts in September 2018, McFadden has already contributed to multiple legal wins for immigrants and detainees and represented the family of a woman who died while in police custody. Prior to joining the ACLU, McFadden spent seven years at Foley Hoag, where he did extensive pro bono work.