John is a native of Walla Walla, Washington and went to The Evergreen State College... more
John is a native of Walla Walla, Washington and went to The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington where he majored in philosophy. Before going to law school, he worked at DharmaLaw, a law firm in San Francisco specializing in asylum and refugee law. After brief stints in Olympia and then Mexico, John went to Willamette University College of Law where he served as Editor in Chief ... view profile
I started practicing law in 1992. I opened up my own practice immediately after... more
I started practicing law in 1992. I opened up my own practice immediately after graduating from law school and passing the bar exam. For the first two years I mostly did criminal defense. Then I started representing criminal defendants in civil matters: they had been held in jail too long, or beaten by the police. Then I began to represent people outside of the criminal law system injured ... view profile
A civil rights attorney helps protect the personal rights granted to you by the government. When someone violates those rights, a civil rights attorney can help you make them stop these violations, or repay you for any damage they have done to you. Your civil rights are spelled out in federal and state constitutions and in discrimination laws. In fact, civil rights attorneys are sometimes called discrimination attorneys because they frequently handle cases involving a person being treated differently based on gender, age, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.