GeDá Jones Herbert joins LDF from the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama where she focused on both appellate litigation and community education. GeDá commenced her legal career in private practice, but has since focused on civil rights, criminal defense and public policy. As the Law Program Site Manager for Santa Clara County, California at Fresh Lifelines for Youth, GeDá advocated for high school-aged youth who were incarcerated or at risk of becoming system-involved, in the courtroom, in schools, and with stakeholders throughout the community.
Prior to law school, GeDá served as an elementary school teacher in Nashville, Tennessee as a 2009 Nashville Charter Corps Member of Teach For America. During this time, GeDá had the privilege of serving in the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Policy, where she assisted with the implementation of Tennessee’s Race to the Top grant award.
GeDá received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. GeDá also hold a Master’s degree in School Administration and Leadership from Lipscomb University and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman College.
**Admitted in Alabama, Louisiana and the State of Washington only. Practice limited to Federal Civil Rights law in United States Courts. Works remotely.**