Elisha Jussen-Cooke, an associate with ADZ Law, LLP, is an attorney who has dedicated her legal career to representing victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Elisha was the Victim’s Rights Attorney at the Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic (CROC) in San Francisco for nearly 5 years. As a Victim’s Rights Attorney, Elisha represented survivors in criminal, Title IX, and civil restraining order matters. While at CROC, Elisha provided technical assistance and training regarding the rights of survivors in criminal cases and in academic settings under Title IX. Prior to joining CROC, Elisha represented domestic violence survivors in family law and immigration matters at Bay Area Legal Aid.
In 2010, Elisha obtained her law degree from University of Washington in 2010. During law school, she assisted survivors of domestic violence to petition for immigration relief, and represented tribal members charged with minor crimes in several Washington tribal courts. Immediately following law school, Elisha worked as a research fellow at Haramaya University, Ethiopia, focusing on state and local responses to gender-based violence, and as a law clerk in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office in the Domestic Violence Unit.
Elisha is an active member of the Queen’s Bench and the San Francisco Bar Associations. Elisha currently serves on the Board of Directors for Queen’s Bench and has chaired its Domestic and Sexual Violence Committee since 2018. From 2015-2019, Elisha co-chaired the Education Committee of the San Francisco Bar Association’s Family Law Section.