Patti Prunhuber, Senior Staff Attorney, Housing
Patti is Justice in Aging’s Senior Staff Attorney focusing on housing, and is based in the Oakland, CA office. She focuses on issues of housing retention and homelessness prevention for California’s low-income seniors. Before Justice in Aging, Patti worked at the Child Care Law Center, ensuring that all California’s children benefit from good, safe, affordable child care. While at the Public Interest Law Project, she engaged in public benefit impact litigation including Parent Voices Oakland v. Calif. Dept. of Education, halting the termination of CalWORKs Stage 3 subsidized child care for 56,000 low-income children; and Hartley v. Calif. Dept. of Social Services, ending the practice of collecting from children the welfare debts incurred by their parents. Patti’s legal services experience spans 27 years, most recently as Director of Litigation, at Community Legal Aid in Massachusetts. She has extensive experience litigating individual and class actions in state and federal court in the areas of public benefits, health care, fair housing and workers’ rights. Patti has taught courses on Welfare Law and Social Policy, Family Law, and Labor and Employment Law. She is a graduate of Middlebury College and Northeastern University School of Law.