Ellora Thadaney Israni (She/Her)


Ellora litigates in support of movements to abolish police, prosecutors, and the prison industrial complex. She is currently working on cases challenging pretrial detention in Maryland and Tennessee, and police abuse in Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining CRC, Ellora represented indigent clients as a student attorney at the Los Angeles County Public Defender, the Bronx Defenders, and Harvard’s Criminal Justice Institute. She also clerked on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. As Managing Editor of the Harvard Law Review, she supervised the publication of a special issue about prison abolition. She is licensed to practice law in California and the District of Columbia.

Ellora is a Bay Area native who misses In-N-Out Burger and California “winter.” She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Stanford University. Her interests include pasta making, pasta eating, and mediocre coffee.