Moira Duvernay

Moira Duvernay

Moira Duvernay is a human rights attorney whose love affair with Haiti started when she worked in Haiti as a teacher in 1998. Currently, she serves as Deputy Director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies based at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California. Moira is an experienced litigator in the areas of international human rights, civil rights, and other public law matters. She was named a “Rising Star” in California’s Super Lawyer magazine in 2013 and 2014 for her civil and criminal appellate work, including a death penalty appeal. Previously, Moira served as a staff attorney for the Center for Justice and Accountability in San Francisco. She litigated high-impact international human rights cases on behalf of survivors of torture or other severe human rights abuses, serving as counsel in legal victories against death squad leaders and former military officers from around the world.  In March 2007, Moira was named an Attorney of the Year by California Magazine for her role in the securing a $19 million judgment against a Haitian death squad leader who was living in New York.