Howard L. Feinstein has devoted his professional life to working for the protection and enforcement of civil rights for all Americans, through his legal work, teaching, writings, and speaking appearances. For many years, he was a prosecutor and civil litigator with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, seeking justice for victims of the Ku Klux Klan and other racially-motivated terrorist organizations and individuals. He also pursued matters involving housing and employment discrimination, school desegregation, and sex discrimination throughout the United States and its territories.
He has taught and designed a variety of courses, including Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Sex Discrimination, and Criminal Law, as a faculty member at George Washington University (Washington, DC); the University of Maryland, College Park; and Hood College (Frederick, MD). He has also served as a hearing examiner for the University of Maryland system.
Mr. Feinstein received his undergraduate degree from the University of California (1968), and graduated With Honors from George Washington University Law School (1972). He also studied international and comparative law in the United Kingdom.
Because of his wide-ranging experience in the long struggle for equality for all Americans, Mr. Feinstein has been a highly-popular speaker on civil rights, the legal and criminal justice systems, and the history of the movement for equality.