Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Supervising Attorney

Nicole Gon
Ochi, Esq.

Nicole Gon Ochi is the supervising attorney at Advancing Justice-LA’s Impact Litigation unit. She joined Advancing Justice as a Skadden Fellow in 2010 and has taken a lead role in litigating and providing advocacy on matters involving employment discrimination, education, workers’ rights, affordable housing preservation, language access, and civil rights.
Prior to joining Advancing Justice-LA, Nicole was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Harry Pregerson in the United States Court Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. During law school, she was a law clerk with Advancing Justice-LA as well as Public Counsel’s Children’s Rights Project, Schonbrun De Simone Seplow Harris & Hoffman LLP, the Law Office of Carol Sobel, and the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
Nicole received her J.D. summa cum laude from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in 2009. During law school, she was the editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal and the chief developments editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. She published four articles, including on undocumented students, emancipated foster youth benefits, and the effect of the foreclosure crisis on renters.

For Legal Help

Advancing Justice - LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights.

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
हिंदी 855.971.2552


도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583
Cần sự giúp đỡ: 800.267.7395


Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.