Anna Levine joined TRE Legal Practice following an extensive career in public interest law. She has represented clients in a diverse array of civil litigation and appeals, including in disability rights, benefits, and guardianship cases, and has also achieved systemic policy changes through regulatory and legislative advocacy. She was selected as an Attorney of the Year in 2011.
Anna’s extensive background in disability law includes both individual and impact cases. In J.G. v. OPARC, she secured a preliminary injunction and then a favorable settlement for a developmentally disabled young man who was terminated by his adult day care center under an unsupported “direct threat” defense. Enyart v. National Conference of Bar Examiners established that professional licensing tests must be administered in a manner that best ensures that they reflect the aptitude rather than the disabilities of test takers. Anna’s work on Enyart earned her an Attorney of the Year award from the California Recorder in 2011.
Anna’s experience demonstrates her commitment to meaningful, community-minded change. She has collaborated with health providers to implement settlement agreements to improve medical care for patients with disabilities. She wrote and coordinated broad support for a Ninth Circuit amicus brief to explain the importance of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act’s stay-put provision in G.M. v. Drycreek Joint Elementary School District.
Prior to joining TRE Legal Practice, Anna was Senior Attorney at the Child Care Law Center, where she negotiated changes to state licensing policies that excluded children with disabilities from licensed child care. She led the Governor’s State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care Minimum Wage Task Force, and testified on state legislative panels as an expert on early learning budget and policy matters.
Anna began her legal practice as a Skadden Fellow at Mental Health Advocacy Services, where she provided legal representation to address the education and housing barriers and treatment needs of people with mental disabilities. During law school, Anna worked as a legal intern at the Legal Aid Society in New York City, and at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law in Washington, DC.
Yale Law School, J.D., 2003
- Managing Editor, Yale Journal of Law and Humanities
- Student Director, Landlord-Tenant Clinic
- John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics
Columbia University, B.A. cum laude, History, 1998
Skadden Fellowship, 2003-2005
California Recorder Attorney of the Year, 2011