Sophia Balemian-Spencer joined the Washington Lawyers’ Committee in September 2022 as a Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow. She is now an Associate Counsel on the Workers’ Rights team focusing on low-income D.C. residents facing employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wage theft, misclassification, and other employment-related issues.

Before joining the Committee, Sophia was a litigation intern at the National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association, a judicial clerk at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and a law clerk fellow at the National LGBTQ Task Force. During law school, Sophia was a research assistant for the Harvard Law & Policy Review article “Addressing Periods at Work.” She was also a student attorney in UDC Law’s Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic, where she worked with the National Employment Law Project to draft a fact sheet on non-compete agreements and their impact on low-wage workers of color. She later received the CLEA Outstanding Clinical Team Award for her research on the impacts of climate change on gender-based violence survivors.

Sophia was an intake volunteer in WLC’s Workers’ Rights Clinic when she was an undergraduate student.


  • J.D., University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
  • B.A., The George Washington University

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

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