Abre Conner



Square_40GU40_Honorees_Conner__Abre.jpgALUM_40Under40_Logo-white-01.pngAbre' Conner
BA '09, BSBA '09,  |  Sacramento, CA

Directing Attorney
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
Legal Services


Abre’ Conner is a Directing Attorney at the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley where she leads the organization’s litigation and advocacy regarding health equity and the social determinants of health that impact historically oppressed communities across the Silicon Valley. Prior to this position, she was a staff attorney with the ACLU Foundation of Northern California, where she advocated for the civil rights and liberties of people in the Central Valley and Northern California. She also teaches Education Law at the University of California- Davis. Previously, Abre’ worked at the Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, and on Capitol Hill. She was also an associate in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel in 2012.

A graduate of American University, Washington College of Law and the University of Florida, she has been named a top 40 under 40 Nation’s Best Advocate by the National Bar Association, top 100 leader by Fresno Black Chamber of Commerce, Community Champion by Fresno Building Healthy Communities, Community Service Award from the Iranian American Bar Association- Nor Cal chapter, Fearless Children’s Lawyer by the American Bar Association, and featured in Zeta Phi Beta’s national magazine, New York Times’ The Daily, American Bar Association Journal, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

She also serves as the elected Assembly Clerk for the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. Later this year, she will ascend to be Assembly Speaker, the chief policy officer for the Division.