Katherine Hubbard (She/Her)

Deputy Director of Litigation

Katherine’s work focuses on challenging the criminalization of poverty, particularly wealth-based pretrial detention. Her work with the San Francisco Public Defender culminated in the landmark Humphrey decision, in which the California Supreme Court struck down the pervasive practice of courts setting money bail without considering an individual’s ability to pay. Katherine’s work in Alabama and North Carolina has resulted in injunctions against wealth-based bail schemes. She has also successfully litigated several cases against Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department for executing illegal search warrants, resulting in damage awards totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars for her clients.

Katherine also collaborates with organizers, advocates, and legal system actors on bail reform initiatives, including working with a coalition to successfully lobby Google and Facebook to block advertisements from bail bond companies. Katherine is a founding member of the CRC staff.

An equal justice enthusiast, Katherine previously worked as a legal fellow at Equal Justice Initiative, where she represented people on Alabama’s death row and children sentenced to die in prison, and Equal Justice Under Law, where she worked on lawsuits challenging money bail and police misconduct. Katherine is a graduate of Stanford Law School and the University of Wisconsin and a native of Iowa.