L.L.M., Duke University School of Law
J.D., Duke University School of Law
M. Ed. in Secondary Education, George Washington University
B.A., University of Notre Dame
Brian Rohal is a senior staff attorney in the Housing Law Unit. He represents low-income tenants in eviction and housing conditions cases before the 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.
Brian began his legal career in private practice, mostly as an international trade attorney at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. In 2003 he changed careers to teach high school in Washington, D.C., primarily at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Anacostia. He left the classroom in 2014 and started volunteering as a lawyer in civil protection order, family, and housing cases, ultimately settling in eviction defense work. Before joining Legal Aid, Brian worked at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, where he represented tenants facing eviction, helped supervise volunteer attorneys at the Landlord Tenant Resource Center, and served on the D.C. Superior Court’s Landlord Tenant Working Group.
Brian received his J.D. and LL.M. in international and comparative law from Duke University in 1999. He served as an articles editor for Law and Contemporary Problems. He received an M. Ed. in Secondary Education from George Washington University in 2005. He received his B.A. in economics and government from the University of Notre Dame in 1996.