Zoe Brown brings to our team a passion for social justice advocacy and defending housing and human rights.

Prior to joining Open Door Legal, Zoe worked for a housing anti-discrimination nonprofit, representing individuals in the administrative complaint process from intake through settlement or conciliation at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).

Zoe also worked anti-forced eviction in the international human rights sector in the past, with two San Francisco human rights organizations. In addition, she has served as a pro bono domestic violence attorney in the East Bay, at the Family Violence Law Center.

Zoe is a Bay Area native and graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Oregon School of Law. In her free time, Zoe enjoys running, indoor rock climbing, and reading contemporary fiction of the Jonathan Franzen, Zadie Smith, and Dave Eggers variety.

We are honored to have Zoe take on our toughest cases, and look forward to the impact she’ll have on one of Bayview’s most pressing needs—housing.


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