Lou Egerton-Wiley

Lou Egerton-Wiley has experience in a broad variety of matters, including civil rights, intellectual property, and employment matters.  Lou has represented clients in federal and state trial courts, appellate courts, and in mediation.  They maintain an active pro bono and public interest practice, including organizing and litigating around issues relating to the criminal justice system and incarcerations, writing policy on city council campaigns, and volunteering for causes dedicated to gender justice.  The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law awarded them the Frances Wender Kandel Volunteer of the Year Award in March 2022.

Lou received their JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where they were Editor-in-Chief and Submissions Editor of the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice; Associate Editor of the Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law; and participant in the Berkeley Immigration Law Clinic, Boalt Law and Organizing Collective, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and Queer Caucus. Lou served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dale S. Fischer in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. After clerking, Lou began their legal career in the Los Angeles office of Jenner & Block. Lou graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Reed College after studying Chinese Literature and writing a thesis entitled Already Exiled from Home: History and Nostalgic Dissonance in Mo Yan’s Red Sorghum.