Associate Casie Orellana has been awarded a 2022 Pro Bono Award by Public Counsel, recognizing attorneys and firms for their extraordinary dedication to pro bono service. Casie was recognized for her pro bono work with Public Counsel’s Homelessness Prevention Law Project in representing a client who filed a lawsuit against her landlord for violations of Los Angeles’s Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance (TAHO). TAHO legislation is a relatively new but powerful tool for tenants to use to fight back against abusive landlords – and is considered more effective if the litigant has access to counsel.
An associate based in Willkie’s Los Angeles office, Casie’s work on the case included successfully defending an anti-SLAPP motion and handling all of the discovery.
Public Counsel is the nation’s largest provider of pro bono legal services, utilizing an innovative legal model to promote justice, hope, and opportunity in lower-income and communities of color in Los Angeles and across the nation.