$4.5M for Scott Olsen

In 2014, Rachel Lederman and co-counsel obtained a $4.5 million settlement for Scott Olsen, a 24 year old Marines veteran who was shot in the head with an impact munition while peacefully protesting as part of Occupy Oakland.

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Water is Life

Protecting the Water Protectors

On November 20, 2016, North Dakota law enforcement attacked #NoDAPL Water Protectors with fires hoses, chemical weapons, and dangerous munitions, injuring hundreds. We are litigating to uphold the water protectors' right to oppose the fossil fuel industry's desecration of Indigenous lands and waters.

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Housing is a Human Right

Alexsis Beach and Rachel Lederman litigate for better housing conditions for tenants in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and other Bay Area cities, suing slumlords for defects like lack of heat, rodents, leaks and mold; wrongful eviction and displacement; and discrimination.

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Fighting Sexual Harassment on Campus

We represent UC Berkeley students and alumni who were serially sexually harassed by a professor. After a two year struggle, the professor has finally been fired by the university, but work remains to be done to change the culture of sexist discrimination and harassment at Berkeley.

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Black Lives Matter demonstration in downtown San José

NAACP v. City of San José

We are challenging San José Police brutality against Black Lives Matter protesters.

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ALEXSIS C. BEACH has been providing cutting edge, affordable legal services for 30 years. Her mission is to advance social justice by advocating for and with those most disempowered by the legal system. RACHEL LEDERMAN is now with the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, and is still based in Oakland. She challenges police and government brutality and misconduct in the Bay Area and around the country.



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Our office is now in downtown Oakland, right above 19th St. BART. We can also meet with clients in San Francisco.