Deputy Litigation Director
Sophia Hall joined Lawyers for Civil Rights in 2016. As an experienced litigator, Sophia handles a broad range of civil rights matters. Sophia actively represents people of color and immigrant women to protect their rights in the workplace and in the community. Most recently, she filed a landmark sexual harassment lawsuit against a prominent national restaurant chain expanding #MeToo to #YoTambien. She also successfully resolved a precedent-setting racial profiling matter creating a blueprint for police departments across the country to implement comprehensive implicit bias and search/seizure training. Sophia has a growing practice focused on dismantling barriers to diversity in public agencies.
Additionally, Sophia manages the largest and oldest non-partisan Election Protection campaign in New England training and coordinating over 2000 poll monitors for the 2020 election.
Sophia’s cutting-edge legal work is regularly featured in publications such as the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Boston Business Journal and NPR.
Prior to joining Lawyers for Civil Rights, Sophia was a Staff Attorney with AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, New England’s largest HIV/AIDS service organization. There, she represented low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS in a wide range of issues. She also advised the organization on legal matters.
Sophia is a graduate of Emory University, and Boston College Law School. In 2020, the Boston Bar Association appointed Sophia to the Task Force on Ensuring Police Accountability. Sophia also serves as a member of the Massachusetts Commision to Study and Examine Civil Service Laws established by the Massachusetts Police Reform Bill (Section 107 of Chapter 253 of the Acts of 2020), and on the Editorial Boards of the Boston Bar Association Journal and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Honors & Awards:
- Lawyer of the Year, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2020)
- Top Lawyers, Boston Magazine (2021)
- Boston’s Most Impactful Black Women (2021)
- Boston College Law School’s 2021 Law Day Honoree, Recent Graduate Award
- Women’s Bar Association’s Emerging Women Leaders in the Law Award
- Boston’s Top 25 Most Influential Millennials of Color
- Greater Boston’s 50 Most Influential Attorneys of Color
Read Sophia’s op-ed writing in the Boston Business Journal.