Stephanie Haffner, a graduate of Boalt Hall (BerkleyLaw), Stephanie Haffner's legal career began at California Rural Legal Assistance where she chaired its statewide public benefits task force and served as lead counsel in Price v. City of Stockton, which stopped the destruction of hundreds of SRO units and forced the development of replacement housing and payment of relocation benefits. From 2006 to 2011, Stephanie supervised the Housing/Consumer Advocacy Group of Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County. She joined Western Center in 2011 as a Senior Litigator in housing and welfare. Her practice encompasses fair housing, landlord-tenant, housing element, General Relief, CalFresh and CalWORKs matters, among others.
Stephanie has taught Administrative Law and other subjects at Whittier Law School and currently serves as core faculty for Benchmark Institute's College of Advocacy, Housing Law Overview, and Public Benefits Overview. She also serves on the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Judicial Appointments Committee and on the board of directors for the California Reinvestment Coalition. Stephanie speaks, reads and writes Spanish fluently.