Mirian Albert, Esq.

Senior Attorney

Mirian Albert joined Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) in 2022. As a Senior Attorney, she represents clients across a wide-range of civil rights cases, including employment, education, and police misconduct matters. Her work has been the subject of great public and media attention

Mirian is co-counsel in LCR’s groundbreaking Martha’s Vineyard litigation against Florida Governor DeSantis. She was among the first attorneys to arrive on the island in response to the crisis, and the news images reflect her extensive work on the ground. 

Mirian has also filed numerous high-profile cases, including a challenge to the Commonwealth’s admissions process for vocational schools. Her recent federal court cases include: 

  • Florence Project v. Dept. of Homeland Security (expanding access to humanitarian parole for vulnerable migrants and children at the U.S. border);
  • BECMA & Amplify Latinx v. Dept. of Justice (expanding access and opportunity for minority-owned small businesses); and 
  • Johnson v. Arlington (police accountability lawsuit against the Arlington Police Department). 

She recently favorably resolved a case she brought on behalf of a Black Cape Verdean woman who experienced discrimination and sexual harassment in a New Bedford fishery.

Mirian was also on the legal team representing amici in Commonwealth v. Dew, a matter where she helped to push the judicial system to eradicate systemic bias.  

In addition to leading cutting-edge litigation, Mirian maintains an active presence across communities working with a wide-range of local and national organizations. 

Prior to joining LCR, Mirian represented employees in wage theft and discrimination cases in state and federal courts.

An award-winning attorney, Mirian recently received the Boston Bar Association’s prestigious President’s Award for her groundbreaking work in Alianza Americas v. DeSantis, a class action filed in response to the Martha’s Vineyard migrant crisis.

Mirian earned her B.A. from Loyola Marymount University and J.D. from CUNY School of Law, where she served as an editor for the CUNY Law Review. She also served as a student advocate in CUNY’s Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic, addressing land disputes on behalf of Afro-Colombian communities in Colombia. Mirian is a native Spanish speaker.