Scott Hochberg, Esq. | Workers’ Rights Staff Attorney

Scott Hochberg started our employment law practice in 2015, making us the only provider of workers’ rights legal services located in San Mateo County. Scott represents workers in East Palo Alto and Silicon Valley on the full range of employment matters, from wage theft and discrimination to immigration-based retaliation and disability accommodations. Since the beginning of his Skadden Fellowship, he … Read More

Salimah K. Hankins, Esq. | Senior Housing Attorney

Admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, and California, Salimah joined us in June 2016 after serving as a fair housing attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland and a consulting attorney for the Fair Housing Justice Center in New York City. Salimah has also served as a legislative aide to Massachusetts Senator Wilkerson, pro … Read More

Tess Feldman, Esq. | Senior Immigration Attorney

Prior to joining us in March of 2016, Tess worked as an associate attorney at the firm of Robert D. Ahlgren & Associates in Chicago, Illinois where she is licensed to practice.. There, she chaired the Immigration Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. With us, her work focuses on removal defense of detained respondents before the Executive Office of Immigration … Read More

Jonathan Erwin-Frank | Housing Attorney and Fellow

Jonathan joined our organization in 2017 to support its work advocating for and empowering tenants, including immigrants and formerly incarcerated people. Prior to joining us, Jonathan served as a law clerk to Judge Richard Boulware of the District of Nevada in Las Vegas and researched over-incarceration at the Brennan Center for Justice in New York City. Jonathan graduated from Stanford … Read More

Norma Diego | Paralegal

Norma Diego was born and raised in San Jose, California. She earned her Bachelor’s in Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Sacramento State University in May of 2014. Norma has a passion for helping and advocating for folks who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, and for folks who have been treated unfairly. Prior to joining our team, Norma worked as a … Read More


Prior to joining the CLSEPA team, Nixi worked in numerous roles that have helped her gain valuable experience working within the community. She has interned for San Mateo County’s Human Services Agency and Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Office of Diversity and Equity where she helped expand outreach and course materials by translating them to Spanish.  She has also interned … Read More

Aileen Connolly |Pro Bono Manager

Aileen received her B.A. in Spanish and International Relations with a focus on developing countries from Ohio Wesleyan University in May 2015. During her studies, Aileen explored American foreign policy and the lasting effects on Latin America as well as women in foreign policy. Aileen has worked for Ohio Representative Nicki Antonio, U.S. Representative Karen Bass, and several women’s health … Read More


Ashley is a proud citizen of the Navajo Nation. She is a first-generation college graduate from Duke University with a major in Public Policy and minor in Sociology. While at Duke, she enthusiastically led the Native American Student Alliance and strengthened partnerships with multi-cultural organizations. She has aided research on Tribal land policy and advanced Native higher education through her past … Read More