about the author

 Edward Correia is a Washington, D.C. attorney and President of Correia & Osolinik. He is also an Adjunct Professor at American University’s Washington College of Law. He was an attorney with Latham & Watkins, LLP, before starting his own firm. Correia worked as a senior lawyer for the Senate Judiciary Committee, serving as Chief Counsel for Senator Howard Metzenbaum of Ohio and Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee. He also served in the Clinton Administration as Special Counsel to the President for Civil Rights in the White House. Correia was a Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston and was selected as the law school’s first Urban Law and Public Policy Distinguished Professor. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and serves as Co-Chair of its Public Policy Committee. In 2010, he was given a Distinguished Alumni Award by the University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences. 

 Correia is the author of two books about religion and our conception of God, THE UNCERTAIN BELIEVER: RECONCILING GOD AND SCIENCE (2009, 2011) and  TEACHING YOUR CHILD ABOUT GOD IN A SCIENTIFIC WORLD (2012). and two novels, THE GEORGE WASHINGTON CONSTELLATION (2012) and ELYSIA (2014), which is a sequel. Correia has also published over thirty articles on legal and policy topics, including most recently “Aligning Physician Decision-making with the Goals of Health Care Organizations: Are there any Lessons from Law Firms?” in The Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy (Spring 2012). Correia lives with his wife Carolyn Osolinik in Bethesda, Maryland. They have three children, Max, Lilla and Mim.