Brandon Lawrence currently serves the Managing Attorney for the Right to Counsel Workgroup. In this role, Brandon works with a collaboration of legal service providers and community based organizations working to keep tenants stably housed through representation, education, and advocacy.
Prior to joining LAFLA, Brandon worked at numerous nonprofit organizations and tenants’ rights organizations, including the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, Eviction Defense Collaborative, AIDS Legal Referral Panel, and the San Francisco Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board. Throughout their legal career, Brandon represented tenants in unlawful detainer (eviction) cases, including both bench and jury trials, grievance hearings, and San Francisco Rent Board mediations. Additionally, they also assisted tenants in resolving pre-Unlawful Detainer cases, such as rent increase disputes, correcting habitability issues, and requesting and resolving reasonable accommodations and modifications. Brandon brings a unwavering commitment, resilience, and dedication to assisting and educating tenants on their rights and legal obligations.
Brandon has also served as a supervising instructor for the Legal Aid Association of California/National Institute of Trial Advocacy trial skills course, a facilitator and instructor for the MIE Legal Aid “Supervising Legal Work” conference, as well as a presenter for the Practicing Law Institute on “Successful Settlement Agreements in Unlawful Detainers.”
Brandon received their undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and their J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.