Amina Merritt, Esq.

Name: Amina Merritt

Title: Esq.

Amina Merritt is a Staff Attorney on the Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA) Tenant Team. Prior to joining HERA, she was Principal Attorney at The Merritt Law Clinic, PC, representing children and parents as contract counsel in child welfare cases. The Merritt Law Clinic was also on the NorCal panel of attorneys for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) giving advice and representation to principals and superintendents. Her experience also includes working as private counsel on a variety of civil rights, education, administrative, and employment matters, serving as Staff, and Supervising Attorney, becoming Acting Executive Director for Sacramento Child Advocates. She brings significant litigation experience in state and federal court and administrative hearing settings.

Amina received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Amherst College. She was a Public Service Education Fellow in the Masters’ Program/Public Administration at Fordham University and earned her J.D. from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law. At HERA, Amina provides legal services to homeless residents and tenants to help them access and remain stable in housing.

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