Monique Farris

Housing Staff Attorney

Monique is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) where she was a recipient of the Hon. Cruz Reynoso Social Justice Fellowship. After law school, Monique spent five years as the managing attorney of the Eviction Defense Center in Oakland where she defended thousands of low-income, disabled, and elderly tenants against eviction in Alameda County and parts of Contra Costa County in both jury and bench trials. More recently, Monique was a housing staff attorney with Bay Area Legal Aid where her practice focused on defending low-income tenants in subsidized housing from eviction as well as fair housing issues. Monique is originally from Hayward, California, and is thrilled to be working to defend tenants in the community that she loves.