Suzanne DershowitzSenior Staff Attorney

Issues: Displacement, Affordable Housing, Fair Housing, Tenant Protections

In November 2021, Suzanne (she/her/hers) joined the Metropolitan Equity Team at Public Advocates as a Staff Attorney. She works with grassroots groups to advocate for housing justice, renters’ rights, and equitable land use policies. Prior to joining Public Advocates, Suzanne served as Housing Policy Attorney for Legal Aid of Sonoma County where she managed the organization’s state and local housing policy advocacy and led campaigns that supported community power building, resulting in meaningful policy change, including a stronger eviction moratorium and a $1.4 million right to counsel pilot program. Previously, Suzanne was a Neighborhood Law Corps Attorney at the Oakland City Attorney’s Office, where she spearheaded one of the city’s largest tenant protection cases in its history (People v. DODG Corp., et al).


Suzanne graduated cum laude from UC Berkeley in 2010 with a B.A. in Political Science and received her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2017 with a Public Interest & Social Justice Certificate. As a law student, she was the Senior Articles Editor for the Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law.

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