Our Cases

Public Counsel pursues groundbreaking legal strategies to advance civil rights and racial and economic justice, for low-income communities and communities of color across the nation.

Our staff work with clients and partners to identify patterns of injustice that impact and harm the communities we serve. Through strategic litigation, we effect large-scale change and systems reform while amplifying the power of affected communities and advancing public discourse.

Teachers stand with attorneys from Public Counsel and pro bono partner Ballard Spahr LLP to announce their lawsuit against the Temecula School Board in 2023.

Our Cases

Housing Justice


Holding California Accountable for Its Failures in Implementing the COVID-19 Rent Relief Program

Housing Justice

Apartment Association of Los Angeles County, Inc. v. City of Los Angeles

Tenant Rights Groups Join Legal Fight to Defend City of LA’s Tenant Protections

Veterans Rights

Beaudette v. McDonough

Securing Due Process Rights for Injured Veterans and Their Caregivers

Education Equity

Cayla J. v. California

Challenging the State of California’s Failure to Ensure Equitable Access to Education During the Pandemic

Housing Justice

Howard Jarvis & AAGLA v. City of Los Angeles

Community groups, affordable housing providers, and organized labor joined the legal fight to defend Measure ULA against lawsuits from special interest groups.

Education Equity

IntegrateNYC v. New York

Protecting New York City School Students’ Right to an Antiracist Education

Immigrants Rights

J.L. v. Cissna

Defending the Right to SIJS in California

Education Equity

Kerri K. v. State of California

Ensuring that Children with Disabilities Attend Safe and Supportive Schools

Housing Justice

LA Forward Institute v. City of Los Angeles

Stopping the City of LA’s Obstruction and Discrimination to Build Affordable Housing in Venice.

Education Equity

Mae M. v. Komrosky

Ending Censorship of Public School Curriculum by Temecula School Board

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