Licensed in California
Public interest attorney committed to community economic empowerment through the development of worker, housing, and real estate cooperatives in greater Los Angeles
D believes in community lawyering models that recognize the importance of leadership by communities who are organizing to build collective power. Coming from an organizing background, they are passionate about developing worker-centered cooperatives and community land trusts with and for BIPOC communities, queer and trans people, formerly incarcerated individuals, and individuals with disabilities. They are a community economic development attorney at Public Counsel in Los Angeles, where they provide transactional legal services to small businesses and community-based nonprofits. Prior to law school, they worked for many years in nonprofit operations and administration, including at the LGBTQ Center Long Beach. D holds a JD from Loyola Marymount University with a concentration in corporate law and BA from the University of California Berkeley in Political Science and Environmental Public Policy.