Karen L. Loewy

Senior Counsel

Lambda Legal

Karen L. Loewy is Senior Counsel for Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV. Ms. Loewy handles groundbreaking litigation and supervises attorneys in all areas of Lambda Legal’s work, including fighting for recognition of same-sex relationships; battling anti-LGBT discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and health care; and securing the rights of LGBT parents. As lead counsel in Wetzel v. Glen St. Andrew Living Community, a case on behalf of a lesbian senior alleging harassment and discrimination in her senior living community, Ms. Loewy obtained a groundbreaking decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, holding that a landlord may be held liable under the Fair Housing Act for failing to protect a tenant from known, discriminatory harassment at the hands of other tenants. Ms. Loewy also served as co-counsel in Smith v. Avanti, the first court decision in the country holding that the Fair Housing Act’s sex discrimination prohibition covers discrimination against LGBT people.


Karen L. Loewyr