John M. Kaman is much more than just a lawyer
In August 2012, with no news of my brother in the United States for a trip, I contacted his friend on facebook. He reassured me by telling me that my brother had been arrested because of a fight in a hostel and would be released soon. I asked him the address where he was detained. I contacted the county jail.
On hearing the charges, I had the feeling of falling into a bottomless pit. He was prosecuted for attempted rape.
So I put my feelings aside and I started to act mechanically as if my soul and body were separated.
I made a summary of the case and contacted several lawyers. Living in Paris, I started the process remotely.
I found the website "avvo.com". I look at the French-speaking lawyers specializing in criminal law. I see the photo of John M. Kaman. A deep look, a face without expression. I felt that he wasn't a man performing and gesticulating in every sense. My misgivings were confirmed during our telephone conversation. I explained that we were a modest family, we lived in Paris, we were in shock. His words were measured, his tone monotonous: a simple man who does not show his emotions.
I begged him to present at the hearing, which took place the next day, to make a diagnosis of the case and propose a defense strategy. He kept his promises. He studied the case, listened to the testimonies, he conducted his investigations. He made available each day for the family.
He concluded a deal with the prosecutor. My brother was released after a month and a half in jail.
Life is strange. It was incredible to feel so alone in this tragedy and cross the path of this brilliant and compassionate humanist in this dehumanized society while some of my friends and family were not at my side.
John M. Kaman is much more than just a lawyer.