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Paul-Winston Cange

Tom Henderson Civil Rights Fellow

Paul-Winston Cange is a Tom Henderson Civil Rights Fellow at Sanford Heisler Sharp.

Paul-Winston received his law degree from New York University School of Law, and his undergraduate degree from Temple University. While in law school, Paul-Winston was selected as an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow, a fellowship for law students dedicated to redressing historic inequalities, resisting injustice, and protecting democratic institutions. He was also the political action chair of the Black Law Students Association. He completed internships at the New York Attorney General’s Office, The National Housing Law Center, and the Food Research & Action Center. Additionally, he was a quorum editor for NYU’s Journal of Legislation and Public Policy and a research assistant to Professor Deborah Archer, the current President of the ACLU. As a research assistant, he focused on the impact of federal transportation policy on Black communities.

Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Paul-Winston completed a clerkship for the Honorable Irma S. Raker of the Supreme Court of Maryland. Before his clerkship, Paul-Winston was a law clerk in the litigation department of a large international law firm, where he led his own pro bono project focusing on housing law. Before law school, he was a field associate at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

When Paul-Winston is not lawyering, he enjoys playing tennis, reading history and fiction, and hiking in the national parks with his wife.


  • J.D., New York University School of Law
  • B.A., Temple University


  • Honorable Irma S. Raker, Supreme Court of Maryland

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland, 2024


  • The Cole-Davidson American Inn of Court

I could not have done this alone

“From the first conversation with Schwanda Rountree and her team, Candelaria Barrera-Mejía and Paul-Winston Cange, I felt heard. They actively listened to me and asked amazing questions that opened the space and I felt heard and respected. They did not let me off the hook and dug into the details as if we were all a team driving towards the same strategy and outcome. During the most challenging aspects of the case, this team showed up for me and my family, and I am forever grateful.

Being supported by Sanford Heisler Sharp made it feel like a smoother process. I have felt blessed and supported by the work that they do for executives like me.

We reached a settlement that worked for all parties. I have a plan for my future, and I could not feel more at peace with the outcome.”

– C-Suite Executive