Jamie Crook, Chief Counsel


Jamie Crook is an experienced civil rights attorney with expertise in enforcing constitutional rights, immigrants’ rights, and protections against discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations.

Prior to joining CRD, Jamie was the Director of Litigation for the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at UC Hastings College of the Law; Senior Staff Attorney with the ACLU Foundation of Northern California; Counsel at Relman Colfax PLLC; Counsel with the Fair Housing and Community Development Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; and an environmental law fellow with Altshuler Berzon LLP and the Natural Resources Defense Council. She served as a law clerk to Judge Richard Paez of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Pius Langa of the South African Constitutional Court.

Jamie’s notable cases include Georgia State Conference, NAACP v. City of LaGrange, 940 F.3d 621 (11th Cir. 2019); The Anderson Group LLC v. City of Saratoga Springs, 805 F.3d 34 (2d Cir. 2015); Pangea Legal Services v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 512 F. Supp. 3d 966 (N.D. Cal. 2021); Cross v. City and County of San Francisco, 386 F. Supp. 3d 1132 (N.D. Cal. 2019); and Central Alabama Fair Housing Center v. Magee, 835 F. Supp. 2d 1165 (M.D. Ala. 2011).

Jamie serves as a Commissioner with the State Bar of California Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation and as an Appellate Lawyer Representative for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is also a member of the Executive Board of the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society. Jamie is a graduate of Berkeley Law School (J.D.) and Brown University (A.B.).

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