Linda Morris joined the National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) as a staff attorney in October of 2020. Prior to joining NCLEJ, Linda was a Skadden Fellow at the ACLU Women’s Rights Project, where her work focused on dismantling barriers to housing for low-income women of color and survivors of gender-based violence. Linda led the ACLU’s advocacy addressing race and gender disparities in eviction and, more recently, coordinated the ACLU’s efforts to prevent mass evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also helped litigate and settle Somai v. City of Bedford, a challenge to a criminal activity nuisance ordinance that resulted in the eviction of tenants for calling 911 or for alleged criminal activity at their homes. Linda previously clerked for the Honorable Stephanie A. Gallagher on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Prior to law school, Linda worked for several years as an advocate in emergency shelters in Texas and Maryland, and at the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Linda is a proud alumna of the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, University of Maryland in College Park, and Howard Community College. Linda also serves as a community organizer for Tsuru For Solidarity – a grassroots project of Japanese American survivors and descendants of the WWII camps committed to ending all forms of racial and state violence.