Michelle Ghafar

Senior Attorney California Office


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Michelle Ghafar is a senior attorney with Earthjustice’s California regional office in San Francisco.

Prior to joining Earthjustice, Michelle served as a public service fellow at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR) in San Francisco and staffed LCCR’s Second Chance Reentry Legal Clinic.

She is a graduate of UCLA School of Law, where she completed both the Epstein Public Interest Law & Policy Program as well as the Critical Race Studies Specialization. At UCLA Law, she was a senior editor for the UCLA Law Review and worked at the East Bay Community Law Center and the ACLU. Her student Comment, “Exiting Solitary Confinement: A Survey of State Correctional Policies” was published in the UCLA Law Review.

The Latest from Michelle Ghafar

August 1, 2022

In the News: Courthouse News Service

Feds back-pedal on California fracking leases

“The bureau has repeatedly authorized oil and gas development in Central California without taking a hard look at the severe consequences to local communities or the environment. The agency must stop and fully evaluate the community and environmental impacts of all the oil and gas expansion it is authorizing on public land in order to comply with the law.”
Shipping containers pile high at the Port of Oakland.
June 12, 2019

Embracing a Zero-Emissions Future for the Port of Oakland

New technologies can help create a thriving Port alongside a healthy and vibrant West Oakland.