This firm represents those uniquely vulnerable in our justice system: The Innocent.
If you have a criminal record for a crime you did not commit, we can litigate your Petition for a Finding of Factual Innocence and recover money for each day of your wrongful incarceration.
In partnership with other firms, we litigate exonerees civil claims to hold the responsible officials accountable. A portion of our fees are donated to Innocence Matters.
Deirdre O'Connor: Deirdre O'Connor is an experienced trial lawyer with a proven track record in protecting the innocent. In 2010, she founded Innocence Matters, a nonprofit dedicated to helping those who have been wrongfully convicted. Prior to that, she worked as a Public Defender in Los Angeles, as the Clinic Director for the Indigent Criminal Defense Clinic at Emory Law School, and as a solo practitioner. She was one of the amicus attorneys for Troy Davis, a Georgia death row inmate who was ultimately executed despite compelling evidence of innocence. Deirdre has tried nearly 100 jury trials and over 100 juvenile adjudications. She is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist and was the recipient of the 2015 California Attorneys of the Year Award for her work at Innocence Matters.