Rosanne Avilés is a Supervising Attorney in the Housing Law Unit. Rosanne represents tenants in housing matters in D.C. Superior Court, the D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings, and the D.C. Housing Authority Office of Fair Hearings. In addition, she supervises Staff Attorneys and Loaned Associates. Rosanne also engages in policy advocacy on local housing matters and on matters relating to the rights of individuals who have limited or no English proficiency. Rosanne is fluent in Spanish.
Prior to joining Legal Aid in June 2007, Rosanne was a staff attorney and Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow at Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, where she worked on civil rights matters involving public housing and public education. Rosanne currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Community Legal Interpreter Bank and on the Legal Committee of the D.C. Language Access Coalition. She also participates on the Domestic Violence and Housing Taskforce. In 2011, Rosanne was awarded the Hugh A. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Award by the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia.
Rosanne graduated with a B.A., with honors, from the University of Virginia, where she participated in the Distinguished Majors Program. She received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law where she participated in the Child Advocacy/Immigration Clinic and the Columbia University Goddard Riverside Tenant Assistance Project. While in law school, Rosanne received the Charles Evans Hughes Fellowship and the Bernstein, Litowitz, Berger, & Grossman LLP Fellowship.
J.D., Columbia University School of Law
B.A., with honors, University of Virginia
Phone: (202) 386-6669
Fax: (202) 727-2132