Committee Chair

Sergio Jimenez. Chair
Director - Civil Justice Practice


Sergio was born in Costa Rica and grew up in seven different countries. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and English Literature from McGill University in Montreal. He then attended the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where he graduated in 2005. Sergio has bar admittance in New York, in the Federal Eastern District of New York and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

 Before joining the Brooklyn Defender Services, Sergio worked at Bushwick Housing & Legal Assistance where he was the director for two and a half years and was part of the program for four years prior, as a staff attorney. As an advocate for vulnerable populations, he has litigated housing court cases, administrative hearings and appeals of all kinds in landlord/tenant law.  During almost five years At Brooklyn Defender Services, Sergio helped grow the Civil Justice Practice from a one person unit to a group of eight helping BDS clients in the realm of housing law, public benefits advocacy, civil forfeiture and consumer law.  He was recently appointed to the Housing Court bench and presides in Queens County.