Desiree Langley joined Mehri & Skalet in 2019 as an Associate Attorney. Prior to joining Mehri & Skalet, Desiree worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Maryland, where she represented indigent clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies. Prior to this role, Desiree was a Litigation Fellow with the ACLU National Prison Project, where she assisted attorneys in class action lawsuits involving the inhumane treatment of prisoners.
Desiree graduated from George Mason University School of Law in 2017, where she served as the President of the Black Law Students Association, Vice President of the Trial Advocacy Association and Pro-Bono Society, and a student attorney in the Mental Health Clinic. Prior to attending law school, Desiree was a special educator at Anacostia High School for three years, while simultaneously earning her Master of Education degree. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011.
Desiree serves as a board member to oneTILT, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming schools and nonprofits into inclusive, equitable, and diverse spaces one manager at a time. She also volunteers as a mock trial coach at George Mason School of Law. In 2019 her team won the regional ABA Labor and Employment Trial Competition in Washington, D.C., qualifying for nationals.
Desiree is a member of the Virginia Bar and is admitted to practice before the Virginia Supreme Court. Desiree is not yet licensed in DC, but is supervised by a licensed DC Bar member.