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Homelessness Prevention Project

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Economic Justice, Housing Justice

Alisa Randell

Managing Attorney

Alisa Randell (she/her) is Managing Attorney of Public Counsel’s housing justice initiatives, overseeing collaborative efforts across Public Counsel to advance housing justice. She leads the Homelessness Prevention Law Project’s new Special Litigation Unit, which will vindicate the rights of tenants to live in safe, well-cared-for, secure housing, free of harassment and discrimination. The unit will engage in affirmative litigation, addressing a range of housing-related injustices, including habitability concerns, illegal lockouts, constructive evictions, discriminatory housing practices, and violations of the City of Los Angeles’ Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance.

In her previous position, Alisa served as a supervising senior staff attorney with Public Counsel’s Homelessness Prevention Law Project. She came to Public Counsel in 2018 as a seasoned eviction defense trial lawyer, and since then has litigated hundreds of eviction cases and taken many of those cases to trial and jury verdict. Alisa also oversaw a significant portion of her team’s appellate litigation and writs.

In 2021, Alisa took on the role of supervising staff attorney, leading the Shriver project, which collectively handles over a hundred eviction cases per year. Alisa has been a leader in fostering cross-project collaboration within Public Counsel on tenants’ rights policy advocacy and litigation. During the pandemic and afterward, Alisa worked on cases where Public Counsel sought to protect and uphold ground-breaking pandemic-era tenant protections. She also often represents Public Counsel in coalition spaces like the Keep LA Housed Coalition.

As an experienced litigator, Alisa also continues to serve as a litigation partner and resource for in-house lawyers engaging in trials and appeals, as well as pro bono lawyers handling housing cases and housing-related impact litigation.

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