Stephanie Haffner, a graduate of Boalt Hall (Berkeley Law), began her legal career at California Rural Legal Assistance where she chaired its statewide public benefits task force and served as lead counsel in Price v. City of Stockton, which forced Stockton to develop replacement housing and pay relocation benefits for hundreds of former residents of downtown residential hotels. From 2006 to 2011, Stephanie supervised the Housing/Consumer Advocacy Group of Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, focusing on litigation and policy advocacy in landlord-tenant, homeownership preservation, land use, and public and subsidized housing matters. She joined Western Center in 2011 as a Senior Litigator in housing and welfare. Her practice includes land use planning, administrative law, anti-discrimination law, food and cash benefits, and homelessness issues, among others.
Stephanie has taught Administrative Law and other subjects at Whittier Law School and currently serves as core faculty for Benchmark Institute's Housing Law Overview and Public Benefits Overview. She is a past member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Judicial Appointments Committee, and of the California Reinvestment Coalition board of directors. She currently serves on the State Bar’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services.