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Dean Preston

Dean Preston

Tenants Together
Executive Director
San Francisco, CA, USA



Dean Preston is the founder and Executive Director of Tenants Together, California's only statewide organization for renters' rights. Among other programs, Tenants Together provides training and technical assistance to California tenant attorneys and operates the Tenant Foreclosure Hotline serving tenants across the state.  Prior to launching Tenants Together, Dean was a staff attorney at the nonprofit Tenderloin Housing Clinic (THC) in San Francisco where he represented low-income tenants in housing matters for seven years.  His practice included defending tenants against eviction, suing landlords for wrongful eviction and substandard housing conditions, and fighting conversion of rent-controlled housing.  Dean is an update author of CEB's California Eviction Defense Manual.  Dean's experience also includes a judicial clerkship in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; an externship at the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia; and civil rights litigation on behalf of plaintiffs in police misconduct cases. Dean received his J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and his B.A. from Bowdoin College.  He is a member of the California Bar
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