Tobias Damm-Luhr is a Staff Attorney at the Sustainable Economies Law Center, focusing on community-owned real estate and worker-cooperatives. Tobias is passionate about racial and economic justice and working with immigrant communities. Through his work at the Law Center, Tobias aims to strengthen anti-displacement efforts, particularly for communities of color, and to help facilitate democratic ownership of workplaces to enable workers to gain the full benefit of their labor. In addition, Tobias is excited to be part of a worker self-directed non-profit.
Previously, Tobias worked as an attorney managing a small business pro bono legal services program, serving primarily low-income people of color in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to leading pro bono service provision, Tobias directly advised many small business clients about commercial lease negotiations. Tobias’ experience also includes volunteer work on asylum applications, help with community organizing against luxury condo development as a summer intern in Boston Chinatown, and research on European Union and UK law for an immigrants’ rights guide in Northern Ireland. Before law school, Tobias worked as a translator in Berlin, Germany and volunteered with the local Amnesty International chapter’s Asylum Group.
In his free time, Tobias enjoys learning languages, cooking, hiking, biking, and spending time with friends and family.