Shirley Horng

Senior Staff Attorney

Shirley Horng is a Senior Staff Attorney in the Consumer Law Unit. She represents homeowners facing foreclosure and consumers with debt collection matters in D.C. Superior Court.

Shirley joined Legal Aid in September 2007 as an attorney in the Housing Law Unit before transitioning to the Consumer Law Unit in September 2016. As a housing attorney for nine years, she represented tenants in eviction cases and housing conditions cases at the D.C. Superior Court. She also represented tenants in claims before administrative bodies, including challenging unlawful subsidy terminations at the D.C. Housing Authority and challenging illegal rent increases at the Office of Administrative Hearings. In addition, Shirley regularly testified before the D.C. Council on legislation and issues impacting low-income tenants.

Shirley received her B.A., with high honors and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Texas at Austin. She received her J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law.

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J.D.with honors, University of Texas School of Law
B.A., with high honors, University of Texas
     Phi Beta Kappa


Phone: (202) 975-2239
Fax: (202) 727-2132