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.
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