Standing Up For The Wrongfully Convicted
At Schonbrun Seplow Harris Hoffman & Zeldes LLP, we are strong advocates for people who have had their rights stripped from them and their lives shattered by corrupt government institutions. One of the most damaging examples of such corruption is to wrongfully convict an innocent person. We place a special emphasis on protecting the rights and the futures of innocent people who have nonetheless wasted years of their lives in state or federal prisons. Our attorneys have a proven record of success handling wrongful conviction cases, including a landmark case against the Los Angeles Police Department in which a woman was wrongfully convicted based on false testimony by a single witness.
How Has This Wrongful Conviction Affected Your Life?
This can be a painful question to consider, but as attorneys, it is a question we must confront and answer as thoroughly as we can.
How can we begin to calculate the hardships suffered by the wrongfully convicted? There is no dollar amount that can ever compensate for years or decades spent behind bars, or for the missed opportunities, relationships and life experiences forever lost in the past.
While the past cannot be changed, the future offers hope. Our job as human rights attorneys is to help our clients obtain the resources they need to rebuild their lives after a wrongful conviction and to make the absolute most of their future.
We work with our clients closely to determine the many ways in which a wrongful conviction affected their lives and held them back. By applying a painstaking approach to fact-finding and assessing damages, we can pursue maximum compensation for the losses and hardships you have suffered.