Devoted Exclusively to Vindicating Your Innocence

This firm represents those uniquely vulnerable in our justice system: The Innocent.  

Call: 310-780-4522

 alt=

HABEAS CORPUS PETITIONS

We investigate wrongful conviction cases for evidence of innocence and any police or prosecutorial misconduct that caused the innocent person's wrongful conviction.

Learn more

FACTUAL INNOCENCE

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. 

Learn more

CIVIL RIGHTS CASES

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.

Learn more

Attorney Profile

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.

 

10.0Deirdre Lynn O'Connor< p class="gantry-right"> 

 

 

Recent Victories

  • Case Dismissed - Guilty Plea and Strike Conviction Vacated:
    Innocent single mother was falsely accused of strike offense and forced to fight her case from a jail cell.  Desperate to be reunited with her daughter, she pled guilty. In 2017, Deirdre O'Connor's investigtion led the court to vacate the conviction and dismiss the case.
  • 17-Year Incarceration Ends with Freedom and a Finding of Factual Innocence:
    Susan Mellen, a single mother of three, was falsely accused of a henious murder she did not commit.  Seventeen years later, during Deirdre O'Connor's investigation, it was discovered that the sole witness was a pathological liar and the lead detective knew that in 1997. The court vacated the murder conviction and found Ms. Mellen factually innocent.
  • 18-Year-Old Spent 19 Years Trying to Prove His Innocence Mattered:
    John Smith had just turned 18 a few months before the police arrested him for a murder they knew was based entirely on false evidence. Nineteen years later, the court granted the Habeas Petition filed by O'Connor; Smith's conviction vacated and case dismissed.

Read More

About Seamus Law

Seamus Law, A Professional Corporation, was established in 2016 by Deirdre O'Connor to vindicate the rights of the innocent and to raise funds for Innocence Matters. A percentage of Seamus Law's profits will be donated to Innocence Matters.

We only accept cases where the accused is factually innocent.