Lolita Brayman

Staff Attorney
Why I Work at OneJustice:

As an immigrant rights advocate, I was drawn to OneJustice’s work in expanding access to legal services for underserved individuals and communities throughout California. I am excited to be part of a driven team that is transforming the national legal aid system through innovative community-based pro bono projects that focus on collaboration with the private sector, law schools, volunteers, and nonprofit legal service providers.

Professional Background:

Prior to joining OneJustice, I worked as an immigrant rights attorney in Los Angeles, New York, and Detroit and represented immigrants and asylum seekers in removal proceedings and before USCIS. As a staff attorney with CLINIC’s Defending Vulnerable Populations Program, I provided capacity building support and technical assistance to legal aid organizations that were part of the Los Angeles Justice Fund (LAJF). After law school, I was a public interest fellow with the Immigrant Defense Project in New York.

I received my B.A. from the University of Michigan and my J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. I also hold a public policy M.A. in international conflict resolution and mediation from Tel Aviv University. I’ve volunteered with asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana, Syrian refugees in Gaziantep, Turkey, and Amman, Jordan, and in refugee camps in Israel and the West Bank. I’ve been published in The NationForeign Policythe Washington PostReutersthe GuardianNational Geographic, among others.

I Really Love:

Traveling to new places, backgammon, catching a sunrise, and hiking up mountains.