Lorraine López is currently a Supervising Attorney for the Coordinated Attorney Team at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (“NLSLA”) (Glendale, CA). Lorraine is one of two Supervising Attorneys leading a team of 10+ attorneys who practice in a wide range of poverty law areas including housing, consumer, public benefits, immigration and family law. Prior to joining NLSLA, Lorraine was a Supervising Attorney at Inner City Law Center (“ICLC”) with their Homelessness Prevention Project. Lorraine began her legal career in 2005 as an Equal Justice Works fellow at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago (now LAF) where she provided legal representation, community legal education, and outreach programs for participants in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. In 2007, she moved to Los Angeles to work for Eviction Defense Network (EDN) where she was introduced to the specific legal challenges of low-income renters in Los Angeles before taking a position at ICLC in 2009. Lorraine received her J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 2005 and her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001.
Alex Prieto is a Senior Litigator at the Western Center on Law & Poverty, where he focuses on housing, public benefits, and economic justice issues. Before joining Western Center, Alex was a staff attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County for six years, where he defended the rights of low-income clients in landlord-tenant, employment, environmental justice, and public benefits cases. Previously, Alex was a clerk for the Hon. Margaret M. Morrow in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the Hon. Susan Kenny of the Federal Court of Australia in Melbourne. Alex has a J.D. from University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where he was Articles Editor for the California Law Review, and a B.A. in comparative literature from New York University. In his spare time, Alex enjoys hiking and backpacking, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains.