Berbeth Foster is the Senior Staff Attorney at Community Justice Project. She was formally the Lead Consumer Rights Attorney in the Senior Citizen Law Project of Coast-to-Coast Legal Aid of South Florida. Berbeth has a decade of experience litigating and defending low-income populations in consumer rights matters including mortgage foreclosure, debt collection, fraud and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Berbeth’s expertise in the area of reverse mortgage foreclosure defense has led to a number of speaking engagements at the National Consumer Law Conference. In her time at Legal Aid, Berbeth assisted her clients in obtaining over half a million dollars in debt relief. She now focuses her time at Community Justice Project on representing a vast array of grassroots organizations fighting for racial and economic justice. She works with various statewide and national coalitions advocating for housing as a human right, reimagining public safety and climate justice; to name a few.
Berbeth graduated from the University of Miami School of Law. While at the University of Miami, Berbeth was a Dean’s Honor Scholar and Bill Colson Scholarship recipient. Shortly after graduation, she was awarded a University of Miami Foreclosure Defense fellowship to work at Legal Aid Services of Broward County. That fellowship opportunity at Legal Aid Service of Broward County led to her longstanding position at Coast-to-Coast Legal Aid. Berbeth is a member of the Florida Bar, American Bar Association, Broward County Bar Association, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.