Abre Conner


Abre Conner
Big Picture Thinker

Abre’ Conner is Founder of Together Restoring Economic Empowerment (TREE). Abre’ earned her law degree at American University Washington College of Law and undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida. She has been named as a top 40 under 40 lawyer by On Being a Black Lawyer, top 100 Black professionals by the Fresno Black Chamber of Commerce, Building Healthy Communities’ “Community Champion” awardee, featured in Zeta Phi Beta’s national magazine, New York Times’ The Daily, and in Cosmopolitan Magazine

 Prior to her current roles, Abre’ was a staff attorney in Delano, California, at the Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment (CRPE) where her advocacy portfolio included air quality, fracking, civil rights, and sustainable community development. Earlier she was a J.D. Distinguished Fellow at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in Washington, D.C., where she assisted in federal civil rights legislation coordination and a variety of civil rights cases. Before her fellowship in 2012, she offered legal and policy support to residents in Harlem, New York, at West Harlem Environmental Action (WE-ACT) regarding housing and superfund residential leases.  She was also an associate in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel in 2012.

Abre’ earned her law degree at American University Washington College of Law and undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida. She has been named as a top 40 under 40 lawyer by On Being a Black Lawyer, top 100 Black professionals by the Fresno Black Chamber of Commerce, Building Healthy Communities’ “Community Champion” awardee, featured in Zeta Phi Beta’s national magazine, New York Times’ The Daily, and in Cosmopolitan Magazine.

She is currently the Northern California District Representative and Public Education Chair for the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, board member for Central California Legal Services, Northern California Social Action Coordinator for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and past General Counsel for the National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.