(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Detail-oriented Criminal Staff Attorney with record of achievement in criminal defense of those that suffer the most degradation of society; the poor, the indigent and the forgotten. Member in good standing of New York Bar, as well as passed the Multi-State Bar examine in all states participating, including Colorado. Holds JD degree from CUNY School of Law, ranked number three for public law after Yale and Harvard. Demonstrated commitment to representing the underserved populations through public interest law.

Proud recipient of 2017 Law Student of The Year award, National Jurist Review. Specializing in Criminal Defense and Public Advocacy. Fantastic communicator with extensive knowledge of persuasion, negotiation and public speaking. Committed to justice and honest work.

  • Radio: Interview on NPR, with regard to race and policing.
  • Television: Featured on, Live With Katie Tur regarding the Bloomberg run for president. Politics Nation with Al Sharpton, concerning Stop and Frisk.
  • Legal research: Expert in finding precedent and applying it to cases.
  • Legal: Ability to have true compassion and advocacy for client; while demonstrating expert legal and trial approach.
  • Speeches: Speak to community groups, high schools, colleges, and organizations regarding my experience with being stopped, frisked and humiliated; all without probable cause, as well as my involvement with the federal class action lawsuit, Floyd vs The City of New York, et al.
City University of New York, (CUNY) School of Law Long Island City, NY Expected in 05/2017 J.D : - GPA :

Activities: CUNY Law Moot Court- MemberBlack Law Students Association (BLSA)- Social Action Chair; Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP)- Founding Board Member; Pipeline to Justice- Alumnus; CUNY Law Students Diversity Mentorship-Mentor

State University of New York, SUNY Albany, NY Expected in 05/2012 Bachelor of Arts : African American Studies - GPA :

Study Abroad Program in Tanzania and Mozambique

, Expected in : - GPA : Thesis: Life in Tanzania v. Life in the United States: Perceptions and Realities of Safety
Work History
Legal Aid Society, Manhattan - Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
City, STATE, 10/2017 - Current

Objective as Public Defender is to render absolute quality legal sponsorship for those that are in need of practical and expert advocacy. To provide sincere and precise care for individuals that deserves very best representation. Some of my obligations are:

  • Conduct intake interviews and provide legal information, referrals and representation to determine potential courses of action.
  • Work with individuals compromised by society and resources.
  • Provide advocacy and expert legal guidance towards pathway of justice.
  • Stand with them and for them from inception of case, throughout trial.
  • Analyzed facts to identify relevant legal issues and make appropriate referrals.
  • Researched legal authorities, statutory and case law and examined legal document drafts for compliance with procedural requirements.
  • Identified emerging community issues and developed citizen-based advocacy programs.
  • Established and maintained professional relationships with court personnel to build credibility.
  • Maintained relationships with investigators by collecting facts and evidence, obtaining documents by subpoena and negotiating with prosecutors, probation officers and victims.
Boies, Schiller, And Flexner, LLP - Paid Summer Intern
City, STATE, 06/2015 - 08/2015

Assisted firm partner, Lee Wolosky, on national and international civil legal cases.

  • Shadowed partner Wolosky in court, regarding a fees settlement case for a victim of terrorism.
  • Helped prepare and witnessed an in-court-deposition by the request of the judge.
  • Researched and developed strategies for dire jury selection in a civil suit for a sexual assault victim.
  • Researched and analyzed relevant case law.
  • Wrote a legal memorandum on personal jurisdiction.
  • Met with clients before court.
  • Participated in legal research training.
Neighborhood Defender Service - Criminal Law Intern
City, STATE, 08/2016 - 12/2016

Performed civil, criminal, family law and juvenile legal research to help lawyers prepare for briefing and trial.

  • Gathered information from defendants, witnesses and victims to assist lawyers in building cases.
  • Met with clients to help attorneys prepare for depositions.
  • Observed contract negotiations and offered feedback on language, terms and conditions.
  • Completed research and established requirements to draft contract process documentation.

New York State Bar Association - Member 2019

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  • City University of New York, (CUNY) School of Law
  • State University of New York, SUNY

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