Justin Brooks

How I Discovered My Passion
Freeing the Innocent

Justin's Session Is Available Until April 26 at 9:00 EST


  • How Justin found his calling freeing innocent people from prison (instead of being a Corporate Lawyer)
  • Watch inspiring exoneration stories from the California Innocence Project case files
  • Understand the importance of not settling for things that don't fulfill you in your life or legal career

Justin Brooks

Prior to coming to California, he practiced as a criminal defense attorney in Washington D.C., Michigan, and Illinois.  Over the course of his career, he has served as counsel on many high profile criminal cases and has been recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California. In 2010 and 2012, California Lawyer Magazine recognized him with the “Lawyer of the Year” award.

Justin began his teaching career in 1990 as a Fellow at Georgetown Law Center, later becoming the Associate Director of Georgetown’s Corrections Clinic. In 1993, he began teaching at Western Michigan University, where he taught criminal law, criminal procedure, death penalty law, and law and literature. He directed the moot court program, coached the law school’s first National Championship moot court team, and supervised a death penalty clinical program.

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