Jamie Crook

Director of Litigation

As the Director of Litigation, Jamie leads CGRS’s affirmative litigation, direct representation work, and appellate practice before federal courts and immigration agencies.  

Jamie has an extensive background in complex civil rights litigation with a focus on immigrants’ rights and fair housing. Some of her cases include Central Alabama Fair Housing Center v. Magee, 835 F. Supp. 2d 1165 (M.D. Ala. 2011), which resulted in a preliminary injunction enjoining the application of Alabama’s anti-immigrant law to mobile home residents who were undocumented immigrants, and Georgia State Conference of the NAACP v. City of LaGrange, 940 F.3d 627 (11th Cir. 2019), which reinstated a challenge to municipal utility policies that disproportionately denied critical services to people with court debt or who lacked a Social Security Number, disproportionately harming Black and Latinx residents.  

Prior to joining CGRS, Jamie was a senior staff attorney at the ACLU Foundation of Northern California, counsel at Relman Colfax PLLC, counsel for the Fair Housing and Community Development Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and a joint fellow with Altshuler Berzon LLP and the Natural Resources Defense Council. She was a Fulbright grantee in South Africa in 2009-2010, during which time she clerked at the Constitutional Court and volunteered with the Southern Africa Litigation Centre. Jamie began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard Paez on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Jamie is a member of the Executive Board of the American Constitution Society Bay Area Lawyer Chapter and an Appellate Lawyer Representative for the Ninth Circuit. 

Jamie graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and obtained her law degree from Berkeley Law, University of California, Order of the Coif.