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

Foster Care

Ocean S. v. L.A. County

Vindicating the Right to Safe, Stable Housing and Supportive Services for Young People in Los Angeles County’s Foster Care System

Housing Justice, Veterans Rights

Powers v. McDonough

Holding the VA Accountable for Its Failure to Provide Housing & Healthcare for Veterans with Disabilities

Civil Rights, Racial Justice

Rodriguez v. City of Los Angeles

Seeking Justice for L.A. Homeowners: Challenging Predatory Home-Improvement Loans in L.A. County

Education Equity

Smith v. Regents of University of California

Eliminating University of California’s Use of Discriminatory SAT and ACT Scores

Education Equity

Stephen C. v. Bureau of Indian Education

Holding the BIE Accountable to Provide Equal Educational Opportunity to Native American Children

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