Faculty Profiles

Michelle Kezirian

Michelle M. Kezirian

Lecturer in Law
B.A. UC Davis, 1992
J.D. Santa Clara University, 1996

Michelle Kezirian co-teaches The Intersection of Law, Health and Public Policy. She is currently the Director of Litigation and Policy Advocacy at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA), and leader of the program’s Health Consumer Center (HCC). In addition to overseeing HCC’s numerous programs and projects, Kezirian directs NLSLA’s policy advocacy initiatives, cultivates strategic litigation, and provides training/mentoring for NLSLA lawyers.

Kezirian has more than 15 years of public interest law experience. She previously served as Directing Attorney at Bet Tzedek Legal Services, where she was responsible for health advocacy, including creating and managing Bet Tzedek’s Medical-Legal Partnership Program.

Kezirian has a wide range of experience and expertise, having litigated numerous complex, multi-plaintiff cases. She recently led a cadre of legal services and pro bono lawyers in an innovative slum-housing class action on behalf of poor immigrant tenants in the Central Valley.