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Kirsten Anderson Litigation Director
Southern Legal Counsel
Kirsten Anderson is the Litigation Director at Southern Legal Counsel, a Florida statewide non-profit public interest law firm. She litigates and supervises complex civil rights cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts that often involve issues of first impression. Since 2007, she has directed SLC's Ending Homelessness Project, which utilizes litigation, policy advocacy, community education, and outreach to remove legal barriers to ending homelessness. She has challenged dozens of laws and policies used to criminalize homelessness, resulting in precedent-setting legal victories. The victories include Fort Lauderdale Food Not Bombs v. City of Fort Lauderdale, 901 F.3d 1235 (11th Cir. 2018, which established outdoor food sharing is expressive conduct protected by the First Amendment; and Catron v. City of St. Petersburg, 658 F.3d 1260 (11th Cir. 2011), which established due process rights of persons trespassed from public parks. Anderson received a JD/MA from the University of Florida and has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2005.
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