I have been going in and out of prisons as a prisoner rights attorney/advocate since 1994, now over 18 years. My first parole hearing was in 1998.
IT’S NOT JUST A JOB:
My defense of prisoners is not a job for me. It’s my life’s work. I do it because I am personally committed to justice for prisoners. I am not just earning a paycheck.
I TELL THE TRUTH:
I will always tell you the truth. I do not lie to clients or their families, nor will I sugarcoat your prospects or pretend that I can do things just to get money from you or your family.
I GIVE 100%:
I will visit you more than other lawyers generally do, and I will more thoroughly coach, advise, and prepare you more than other lawyers.
I KNOW THE PAROLE BOARD AND THE COURTS:
Few attorneys have the kind of relationship with the Parole Board that I enjoy. I am a well-respected attorney both in the courts and before the parole board which helps my clients. I also know how the Parole Board and courts generally think, and can anticipate their concerns/issues.
COMMUNICATION IS KEY:
I will communicate with your family and you regularly to make certain you know the status of your case and to answer your questions. I take this responsibility seriously.
THE QUALITY OF THE WORK IS EXCEPTIONAL:
The quality of my written work product, legal arguments and legal briefs is exceptional.
I travel the entire State of California and have litigated in nearly every county. If you are moved to a different prison at any time I will continue to represent and visit you.
IN FOR THE LONG HAUL:
If your case takes years to resolve, I will be there. I do not give up on clients and have a long record of perseverance on difficult cases with the ultimate objective of winning your freedom.
I GET THE BIG PICTURE:
I know that results matter, and I keep in mind at all times your strategic objective of going home. If that means creating a good record for an appeal, I’ll do it. Or if that means seeing a few steps ahead on the “chess board” of getting you home, I’ll do it.