Daniel Faessler

Daniel is a Staff Attorney and Clinical Supervisor in the Health and Welfare Clinic at East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC). Daniel joined EBCLC in 2015 where they provide holistic legal services primarily through medical-legal partnerships with Highland Hospital, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, and local HIV/AIDS medical providers. Daniel is the founding supervising attorney of the Name and Gender Change Workshop, a Berkeley Law Student-initiated Legal Services Project (SLP), which provides assistance to obtain a court-ordered name and/or gender change and to update identification subsequently. Prior to joining EBCLC, Daniel was the Tom Steel Fellow at Transgender Law Center, where they partnered with local transgender-specific community organizations to reduce barriers in accessing legal services. They also briefly practiced at Weiss Law, a small plaintiff-side firm that exclusively brings employment discrimination claims based on gender identity and gender expression. They were a 2015-2017 Board Member of Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), the Bay Area’s LGBT Bar Association.