Ongoing fifty-three plaintiff challenge to McIntosh County and State of Georgia’s denial of basic municipal services to one of the last Gullah-Geechee communities on Sapelo Island, Georgia.
Jury verdict of $1 million in favor of families evicted from housing complex in Pahokee Florida because landlord sought to remove all children from the complex.
Relman, Dane & Colfax secured a major jury verdict in 2016 in a reverse redlining case against New York-based Emigrant Savings Bank and Emigrant Mortgage Company, holding Emigrant accountable for discriminatory mortgage lending practices.
Jury verdict of $10.8 in favor of sixty-seven plaintiffs challenging the City of Zanesville, Ohio and Muskingum County's refusal to provide water services to a predominately African-American community.
Jury verdict in favor of developer prevented by City of Saratoga Springs from building affordable housing community because of discriminatory opposition to project by neighbors, upheld on appeal by the Second Circuit.
J. Relman & R. Colfax, Fair Housing Implications of "Essential Workforce" Housing, The Florida Housing Coalition (2012).
Case Note: Denied Water Service Because of Race, 43 Clearinghouse Rev. 7-8 (2009).
R. Colfax, "Housing Choice Voucher Discrimination: Another Obstacle to Achieving the Promise of Brown," in The NIMBY Report, Fifty Years Later: Brown v. Board of Education and Housing Opportunity (2004).
In the Media
- WBTW News 13, 02.14.2019
- Courthouse News Service, 12.14.2018
- BuzzFeed News, 08.09.2018
- #BikingWhileBlack: NAACP and Black Motorcyclists Sue Myrtle Beach, SC, for Discrimination During ‘Black Bike Week’The Root, 05.25.2018
- The Post and Courier, 02.27.2018
- The Nation, 07.15.2016
- New York Times, 06.27.2016
- wkyc.com, 08.25.2014
J.D., Yale Law School
A.B., Harvard University, magna cum laude
- District of Columbia
- New Mexico
- Hon. Thelton E. Henderson, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California