Antonio Lavalle Ingram II joined LDF as Assistant Counsel in 2021.
Prior to joining LDF, Antonio was a senior associate at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, where he maintained an active pro bono practice and represented incarcerated individuals in Post-Conviction Relief Proceedings seeking to overturn non-unanimous jury verdicts under United States v. Ramos. Antonio began his career at Morrison and Foerster LLP, where he was a junior litigation associate and represented unhoused plaintiffs challenging a city’s anti-homeless ordinances, a family who experienced an unreasonable search by a police department in violation of section 1983 and a refugee in removal proceedings because of ineffective assistance of counsel claims under United States v. Padilla. Antonio also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Antonio received his J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law, where he received the Graduate Diversity Program scholarship and the Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship. Antonio served as Senior Articles Editor for The Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy. He received his B.A. from Yale College in Religious Studies where he was a Gates Millennium Scholar.
Between his federal clerkships, Antonio was awarded a Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship to Malawi where he served in Malawi’s Anti-Corruption Bureau working on policy initiatives and providing litigation support. Antonio is also a thought leader on racial justice and diversity issues and has published opinion pieces in The East Bay Times, the Nation, the San Francisco Examiner and Blavity. Antonio was born in Oakland and raised in Los Angeles and is a proud first generation professional.