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Jamie L. Crook
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J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), Order of the Coif

B.A., Brown University, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


The Honorable Richard A. Paez, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Chief Justice Pius Langa, Constitutional Court of South Africa





Ms. Crook practices in civil rights litigation with an emphasis on housing and employment discrimination.  Ms. Crook’s docket includes several cases challenging exclusionary zoning practices, such as Anderson v. City of Saratoga Springs (N.D.N.Y) and Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center et al. v. St. Bernard Parish et al. (E.D.L.A.).

Before joining Relman, Dane & Colfax, Ms. Crook was a law fellow at Altshuler Berzon LLP and the Natural Resources Defense Council in San Francisco, California.  During law school Ms. Crook was part of the Berkeley Law Death Penalty Clinic and interned with the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project and Justice Now.

Professional Activities

Ms. Crook is the author of “From Hernandez v. Texas to the Present: Doctrinal Shifts in the Supreme Court’s Latina/o Jurisprudence,” 11 Harvard Latino Law Review 19 (2008).

Selected Published Cases

Ms. Crook's better-known cases include Central Alabama Fair Housing Center v. Magee, 835 F. Supp. 2d 1165 (M.D. Ala. 2011).

Honors and Awards

Ms. Crook has received awards and honors, including the Thelen, Marrin Prize for Law Journal Writing in 2006 and was a Fulbright grantee in South Africa in 2009-2010.