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Dovie King

Meet our Founder and Director


Dovie King, Esq.


Dovie King is an award-winning public interest lawyer, educator and law student advisor. Her experience includes advocating on behalf of women at a restraining order legal clinic along the U.S.-Mexico border, earning her the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services  by the State Bar of California. She was also named an Outstanding Attorney and received the Public Interest Extraordinaire Award.  


Dovie has a 20-year track record representing low-income clients, such as immigrant workers, DREAMers (undocumented students) and homeless individuals. She is highly experienced in her field, most recently working at Harvard Law School's Office of Public Interest Advising and serving on the Belmont Human Rights Commission and Town Meeting. She is a former Equal Justice Works Fellow in New York City and staff attorney at leading nonprofit organizations in  California.  


Dovie worked in private practice as well, co-founding  a boutique law firm representing labor unions and employees. A college educator for several years, she taught courses in her area of expertise, such as labor and employment law, bankruptcy law and legal research. She is a frequent presenter and moderator at conferences and panel discussions, including programs at UC Berkeley's Institute of Industrial Relations, Georgetown Law, Harvard Law School, California Western School of Law, the University of San Diego School of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Miramar College. In 2018, she was the keynote speaker at the San Diego Paralegal Association's annual awards program. 


Currently, Dovie is Chair of the Wayland Human Rights, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and a contributing writer for Law at the Margins. She is also a member of the Legislative Committee of the Women's Bar Association, testifying before the state legislature in support of greater employment protections for survivors of abuse.  In September 2021, Dovie will be honored  along with other progressive women of color in public service by Emerge Massachusetts at its Alumnae Breaking the Glass Ceiling event.


Dovie is a first-generation college and law school graduate. She earned her BA in Political Science and Latin American Studies at Brown University, where she was a National Scholar.  She earned her JD at Northeastern University School of Law, graduating as the   Denise Carty-Bennia Award   recipient for her demonstrated commitment to social justice and receiving The Nation Institute's Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties.  Dovie is licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in Massachusetts and formerly in New York and California. 


In her free time, Dovie enjoys long walks with her son and rescue pup.


 


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