Braz Shabrell is a Deputy City Attorney in the General Public Safety, Rent, and Code Enforcement Unit. Braz primarily advises on issues involving residential tenancies, including rent control, evictions, the Tenant Protection Ordinance, tenant move-outs, tenant relocation, and the Fair Chance Ordinance. Braz also serves as primary counsel for Oakland Animal Services.
Prior to joining the City, Braz was a supervising attorney in the Tenants’ Rights Program at Centro Legal de La Raza, where they represented low-income Alameda County tenants in unlawful detainer litigation and supervised tenants’ rights clinics throughout the Bay Area. Prior to Centro, Braz worked at the East Bay Community Law Center as a staff attorney and clinical supervisor in EBCLC’s Housing Practice.
Braz graduated from UCLA School of Law with dual specializations in Critical Race Studies and Public Interest Law and Policy.