Rachel Lederman

Rachel Lederman

  • Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury, Civil Rights ...
  • California
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Summary

Rachel Lederman is a people’s lawyer based in the San Francisco Mission District and in Oakland. She fights for tenants, protesters, prisoners, workers, accident victims and persons in involuntary mental health commitments. She is a past president of the National Lawyers Guild, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, and a founder and Board officer of Water Protector Legal Collective, the legal team that defended the 841 people arrested resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock, which is now a nonprofit organization that provides legal support for Indigenous-led environmental movements. Rachel has obtained significant victories in impact civil rights litigation to stop police and government repression of dissent over the last thirty years. In 2014, Rachel and co-counsel Jim Chanin and Julie Houk obtained a $4.5 million settlement for Scott Olsen, a 24 year old Marines veteran who was shot in the head with a lead-filled “less lethal” munition by an Oakland Police Officer as he stood peacefully demonstrating in support of the Occupy movement for economic justice. Rachel and her wife Alexsis Beach have two sons and were plaintiffs in In re Marriage Cases, in which the California Supreme Court overturned state laws discriminating against same-sex couples in marriage in a historic 2008 decision.

Education
Cornell Univ
Undergraduate Degree
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New Coll of CA School of Law
Law Degree
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Professional Associations
National Lawyers Guild, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Member, past President
Current
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NLG National Police Accountability Project
Member
Current
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Water Protector Legal Collective
Secretary of the Board of Directors
Current
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California Appellate Defense Counsel
Member
Current
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California State Bar  # 130192
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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8th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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Practice Areas
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Languages
  • Spanish
Contact & Map
558 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Telephone: (415) 282-9300
Fax: (510) 590-9296