Faiza Majeed

Staff Attorney

Faiza Majeed is a Staff Attorney in the Housing Law Unit. She represents low-income tenants in eviction and housing conditions cases before the D.C. Superior Court. She also litigates housing law claims before administrative bodies, such as the D.C. Housing Authority and the Office of Administrative Hearings. Faiza is fluent in Urdu and proficient in Hindi.

Prior to joining Legal Aid in July 2018, Faiza was a Staff Attorney at Disability Rights DC at University Legal Services, where she represented D.C. residents with psychiatric disabilities and traumatic brain injuries in cases involving access to mental health treatment, disability discrimination, rights violations, and Medicaid services; investigated abuse and neglect in psychiatric facilities; and engaged in systemic advocacy. Prior to that position, she was a Robina Public Interest Fellow at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, where she worked in the Housing Discrimination Law Unit and the Seniors Unit.

Faiza received her J.D., magna cum laude, in 2013 from the University of Minnesota, where she was an Articles Editor for Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice. While in law school, she also served as a student attorney in the Human Rights Litigation and International Advocacy Clinic, and worked as a legal intern at the Homeless Advocacy Project in San Francisco and the Center for Constitutional Rights. Faiza received her M.A. and B.A. from New York University.

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EDUCATION

J.D., magna cum laude, University of         Minnesota
        Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory         and Practice, Articles Editor
M.A., New York University
B.A., New York University

CONTACT

Email: fmajeed@legalaiddc.org
Phone: (202) 386-6673
Fax: (202) 727-2132