Evan Henley is a Staff Attorney in the Housing Law Unit. He represents low-income tenants in eviction cases and housing conditions cases at D.C. Superior Court. He also litigates housing law claims before administrative bodies, such as the D.C. Housing Authority and the Office of Administrative Hearings.
Evan joined Legal Aid in September 2013 as a Skadden Fellow. His fellowship project focused on ensuring that tenants are provided with safe and sanitary units compliant with the D.C. Housing Code, accomplished through representation of clients in affirmative matters before the D.C. Superior Court’s Housing Conditions Calendar (HCC) and related advocacy.
Evan received his B.B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as an Executive Editor of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy. During law school, Evan worked as a summer intern in the housing units of Southeast Lousiana Legal Services (New Orleans) and Legal Aid. He also was a student attorney in the Community Justice Project, where he represented claimants in unemployment insurance cases and counseled a local nonprofit. Prior to law school, Evan spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the West African nation of Benin.
J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center
Order of the Coif
Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy, Executive Editor
B.B.A., magna cum laude, University of Notre Dame
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