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Tenette Smith

Litigation Consultant

Tenette Smith is a litigation consultant at Muslim Advocates, working with the legal team to protect the rights of American Muslims and other marginalized communities.

Tenette most recently practiced law as a trial attorney with the San Francisco Public Defender's Office. There she tried 20 jury trials to verdict and has litigated in the courtroom on behalf of her client nearly daily. She has a passion for serving the community and telling the stories of those who are often forgotten.

Tenette attended the University of San Francisco Law School, where she was active in law review, moot court, and the Black Law Student's Association. Before law school, she graduated from San Diego State University with a BS in Business Administration. In college, she became a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. - a national community-service-based organization.

Tenette brings a lifelong commitment to service and a deep sense of justice to the Muslim Advocates team.

Tenette Smith is licensed to practice in both California and Washington, DC.