Position: Senior Staff Attorney
Thomas Zito joined DRA in 2017 as a Senior Staff Attorney. Prior to joining DRA, Mr. Zito was a Senior Attorney with the Fair Housing Law Project and Public Interest Law Firm of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley. At the Law Foundation, Mr. Zito litigated individual and class action housing discrimination cases, as well as cases involving issues of affordable housing, predatory habitability and tenants’ rights in state and federal court. He also engaged in state and local municipal advocacy around issues of housing discrimination and affordable housing. Prior to joining the Law Foundation, Mr. Zito worked for five years as a litigation associate at a small public interest law firm in Massachusetts where he represented tenants, employees, and consumers in housing, employment, civil rights, and consumer protection cases in state and federal courts.
Mr. Zito received his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of California, San Diego. He is licensed in California and Massachusetts, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California, the Eastern District of California, and the District of Massachusetts.« Back to All Staff