Betsy Havens has dedicated her career to social justice. She has many years of experience helping individuals who have been discriminated against to win their cases and restore their rights. As an attorney in Florida and California, she has helped to lead numerous complex, systemic lawsuits in federal court to resolve legal violations affecting thousands. In recognition of her impact litigation, Betsy’s organization received an advocacy award from a State Bar Foundation. Betsy has appeared in cases before the Central District Court of California, the Southern District Court of Florida, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Betsy also has led over 50 trainings for community groups and attorneys. Before working at Strong Advocates, Betsy worked as an attorney at Disability Rights California helping victims of discrimination access needed services through federal litigation and individual representation. Betsy graduated from the University of Miami School of Law, obtained her Master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina, and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. After graduating from law school, Betsy received the prestigious Equal Justice Rights fellowship to fight discrimination in Miami and launch her legal career pursuing justice for those treated unfairly.

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