Robin Leiter-White

  • Lecturer

Robin Leiter-White is a senior managing attorney at Central Virginia Legal Aid Society in Charlottesville, where she has practiced since 2003. She has represented hundreds of low-income clients in state and federal courts throughout Virginia in cases involving landlord-tenant disputes, subsidized and public housing, fair housing, foreclosure prevention, lease-to-own contracts, manufactured homes, predatory lending, automobile fraud, repossessions, debt settlement scams, debtors’ rights, debt buyers issues, fair debt collection practices and fair credit reporting.

Leiter-White served as co-counsel in Simmons v. T.M. Associates Management, Inc., which held that a residential landlord’s refusal to consider overlooking a rental applicant’s disability-related criminal history as a reasonable accommodation in the landlord’s admission policy violated the Fair Housing Act. 

Leiter-White is also a member of Advocates for Community Equity and Shelter, a statewide housing advocacy group. She frequently educates community groups about housing and consumer issues, and has taught CLE sessions on Debt Settlement Companies and Ethics.

She previously worked in private practice representing plaintiffs in pharmaceutical, consumer, employment, securities, insurance, environmental, and product liability class actions and mass torts in Pasadena, California, and clerked for Judge John F. Daffron Jr. in Chesterfield County Circuit Court in Chesterfield, Virginia.

She teaches Housing Law and Poverty.



  • J.D.
    University of Richmond School of Law
  • B.A.
    University of Virginia