Caren M. Bright-Webb Director of Litigation and Advocacy

Caren M. Bright-Webb

Caren M. Bright-Webb is a native Washingtonian and a product of the Civil Rights Movement. Her early years were formed by elders who instilled the importance of education, service and integrity. As a child she marched on Washington, slept in Tent City, and witnessed the burning of U Street after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. As a teenager, she forged the path of desegregation and was bused to schools outside of her neighborhood, where she wrestled with the establishment to take math and science classes, instead of the typing, stenography and home economics classes that they tried to force upon her. As an adult, she has prided herself as a zealous caretaker and advocate, receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of the District of Columbia and her Law Degree from the District of Columbia School of Law, now the UDC David Clark School of Law. She is a member of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Maryland and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

Ms. Bright-Webb started her legal career as a Covington and Burling Westwood Fellow at Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP). Thereafter, she became a Staff Attorney at NLSP where she zealously advocated for the underheard and underserved residents of the District of Columbia. Thereafter, Ms. Bright-Webb became a civil servant at the Social Security Administration where she worked on several key initiatives and received numerous awards, including, but not limited to, the Commissioner’s Citation.  

In her private practice, Ms. Bright-Webb handled general civil cases in the District of Columbia and Maryland.  She has successfully litigated cases involving landlord/tenant, employment, contracts, guardianship, conservatorship, family and probate disputes. Ms. Bright-Webb also served as a Hearing Officer for the District of Columbia Housing Authority presiding over the adjudication of cases involving Section 8 and Housing Choice Voucher claims. For many years, Ms. Bright-Webb served as been court-appointed counsel, guardian and/or conservator for vulnerable adults in the District of Columbia and Maryland, where she has advocated for public benefits, safe housing,  and quality of care in the mental and physical health care systems.  Ms. Bright-Webb has also served as General Counsel for two volunteer fire stations and a correctional officer’s union.

Ms. Bright-Webb’s public service activities have included facilitating trial advocacy to Maryland high school teams competing in the State Mock Trial Competitions and providing estate planning, landlord/tenant and cyber-bulling seminars to local churches and non-profit social organizations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Bright-Webb contributed to the health care community by providing education, training, testing and vaccine administration. 

Ms. Bright-Webb is excited to return to NLSP, her roots, the point of her beginning. She hopes that the knowledge that she has gained since her departure will prove to be invaluable in her role as Director of Litigation and Advocacy.  

Ms. Bright-Webb can be reached at or (202) 269-5102.

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