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Catherine Cone

Catherine Cone oversees the Housing and Consumer Justice Program at LAJC.  Trained as a civil rights attorney, she spent nearly nine years at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (WLC) supervising a team of attorneys, legal support staff, and an advocate, as well as managing an active docket of individual and class action fair housing cases brought in federal and state courts and some conditions and consumer protection matters.  In her work, Catherine constantly centered client communities of color through a movement lawyering framework.  Prior to the WLC, Catherine clerked for the Honorable Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, current Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (DCCA), who served as an Associate Judge for the DCCA at the time, where she handled administrative, civil, criminal, and ethics issues that came before the court. 

Catherine obtained her B.A. from Duke University and J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law.  While in law school, Catherine founded ADVANCE, a mentoring program for first-generation law students. She gave over a decade of service to the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia prior to joining LAJC.  Catherine enjoys hiking and live music and resides in Falls Church with her cat.

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