Suzanne Dershowitz - Women's Foundation California

Suzanne Dershowitz


Staff Attorney


Suzanne Dershowitz is a Staff Attorney at Public Advocates. 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, she was a Neighborhood Law Corps Attorney with the Oakland City Attorney’s Office, where she spearheaded litigation enforcing Oakland’s Tenant Protection Ordinance. Suzanne received her J.D. in 2017 from UC Berkeley School of Law and her B.A. in Political Science with honors in 2010 from UC Berkeley.

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