Zoe joined Tenant Law Group in May 2021 as the firm’s Managing Attorney. She oversees the provision of all legal services at Tenant Law Group. Her responsibilities include managing, supervising, and training all attorneys, paralegals, and case managers; overseeing legal strategy; first- or second-chairing all trials; and working with the CEO and COO to ensure smooth day-to-day operations of the firm.
Zoe has practiced landlord-tenant law in the San Francisco Bay Area, representing tenants, for almost a decade. She has a background in fair housing or anti-discrimination law, including filing U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing discrimination complaints and pursuing those complaints through resolution. She has robust experience with eviction defense and in bringing complaints to Rent Boards and against Housing Authorities. She has also been involved in multiple larger plaintiff-side housing litigation cases related to habitability, tenant harassment, and wrongful eviction.
Prior to working at Tenant Law Group, Zoe litigated eviction defense cases and was a clinical supervisor for law students at the University of California, Berkeley. Before that, she was the head of the housing legal team at a small San Francisco-based public interest law firm.
Zoe has experience litigating housing cases up through and including trial. She has taught law students how to research and write legal memoranda, draft and respond to discovery, take and defend depositions, draft and orally argue motions, negotiate settlements, attend mediations, and examine witnesses. She deeply enjoys teaching and coaching legal advocates and determining legal strategy in landlord-tenant cases. She has a strong social justice bent and a desire to help Tenant Law Group's clients get justice through the legal system. In August 2020, she was published in University of California, Berkeley School of Law's online California Law Review, with an article about affirmative action as a form of reparations.
Zoe earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Linguistic Anthropology at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She earned her Juris Doctor from University of Oregon School of Law.
Zoe is a Bay Area native, and likely to remain here as she has an identical twin sister (also a lawyer) who lives eight minutes away. She loves soaking up the sunshine and being active outdoors, as well as reading contemporary fiction.