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Gina Teixeira, Staff Attorney

Gina Teixeira has been at Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Inc. (CLRP) since 2003, when she started as a Paralegal. She graduated from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2011.

Gina represents clients on locked psychiatric units in cases involving the Connecticut Patient Bill of Rights where she challenges the deprivation of liberty for her clients facing civil commitment. She litigates cases involving forced treatment orders including forced shock. Gina also represents clients in the community and in locked psychiatric units challenging the financial exploitation of people with disabilities under conservatorships. Gina also defends clients in summary process cases and handles Social Security appeals.She pursues cases against landlords who unlawfully discriminate due to lawful source of income as well as landlords who use unlawful entry and detainer rather than the established eviction process to terminate a tenancy.

Before coming to CLRP, Gina taught English as a second language in Connecticut. Gina is admitted to practice in Connecticut since 2011 and also admitted to the U.S. District Court District of Connecticut since 2013.


  • Connecticut Mental Health Center
  • Greater New Haven Region
  • South Central Region - Branford, Milford

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