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Celebrity Attorney Faces Fight Over Arbitration Clause in Retainer

By all accounts, Hollywood attorney Shawn Holley’s star has been on the rise. Holley, who first made a name for herself as a member of O.J. Simpson’s defense team, has increasingly been the go-to lawyer for celebrity bad boys (and girls). Her client roster includes Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Paris Hilton. But like other Hollywood insiders – including Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Sheen and others – Holley also appears to be a huge fan of forced arbitration, using this favorite tactic of powerful people to force less powerful people (in her case, her own clients) out of court and into often-secret hearings where bad behavior often gets veiled in secrecy and hidden away from public view.

  • Full Senate to Vote on CFPB Director Nominee This Week

    Kraninger remains wildly unqualified; Public Justice urges Senators oppose her nomination Kathy Kraninger’s nomination to be permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is due for a vote next week, and Public Justice remains firmly opposed. Kraninger is not only unqualified for the job,…

Making an Impact. Creating Change. Our 2017 Annual Report

Whether we’re bringing cutting-edge lawsuits in the courts, or mobilizing communities to support or oppose issues, nominees or legislation, Public Justice’s work has never been more necessary than it is now. We hope the voices and the stories included in this report will make you proud of what we’ve accomplished together and inspired to continue our fight for justice for all.

  • Michael Pitt Named Public Justice President

    Champion of people injured by employers and governments to lead organization for one-year term Public Justice’s new president, Michael Pitt, began his path to becoming a leading employment and civil rights litigator when he joined the free legal aid clinic at Wayne State Law School…

Taking on Trump: Where We Stand

The Trump Administration and lawmakers in Congress have proposed dangerous nominees, and alarming policies, that would roll back progress on consumer protection, civil rights, fighting climate change and access to the courts. Here’s how Public Justice is responding.