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Deepika Sharma

Deepika Sharma

Public Counsel
Senior Staff Attorney
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Deepika Sharma is a Senior Staff Attorney in the Homelessness Prevention Law Project at Public Counsel. She developed Public Counsel’s dedicated affirmative housing litigation unit. Most recently, she is serving as the lead attorney in a multi-building Fair Housing Act case, Martinez v Optimus, challenging the discriminatory harassment and predation against tenants that flourishes in gentrifying neighborhoods. Ms. Sharma also works on impact litigation cases aimed at racial equity and access for people with disabilities. To date, she has represented several hundred tenants and conducted several bench and jury trials. Prior to joining Public Counsel, Ms. Sharma was the Supervising Attorney at the Eviction Defense Network in Los Angeles. She began her career as an associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster's Los Angeles office. Ms. Sharma also spent a year in Phnom Penh, Cambodia working for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, also known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunals. She earned her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 2007. While in law school, she was a clerk for the East Bay Community Law Center in the housing unit and for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles in the Torture Survivors Unit. Ms. Sharma earned her B.A. degree in Mass Communications from UC Berkeley in 2000, where she graduated with Highest Honors.

Deepika Sharma is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Affirmative Defenses and Affirmative Tenant Litigation (PowerPoint slides) - California Eviction Defense 2.0: Beyond the Basics of Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2018, Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Cornelia Martinez, et al. v. Optinnis Properties, LLC, et al., Slip Copy (2017) - California Eviction Defense 2.0: Beyond the Basics of Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2018, Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Cornelia Martinez, et al. v. Optimus Properties, LLC, et al., Complaint for Damages, Declaratory and Injunctive Relief (C.D. Cal. 2016) - California Eviction Defense 2.0: Beyond the Basics of Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2018, Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Habitability, Retaliation, SLAPP, & Other Considerations - California Eviction Defense 2.0: Beyond the Basics of Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Habitability, Retaliation, SLAPP, & Other Considerations - Habitability, Retaliation, SLAPP, & Other Considerations, Thursday, March 08, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Habitability, Retaliation, SLAPP, & Other Considerations - Habitability, Retaliation, SLAPP, & Other Considerations, Thursday, March 08, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Habitability, Retaliation, SLAPP, & Other Considerations - Habitability, Retaliation, SLAPP, & Other Considerations, Thursday, March 08, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs California Eviction Defense 2.0: Beyond the Basics of Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2018, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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