Jefferson Memorial

On working with indigent criminal defendants

Jamison Koehler Law Practice

Five tips for representing indigent criminal defendants: (1) never push a plea, (2) don’t defend the system, (3) never contradict your client, (4) a light touch often works best, and (5) a thick skin will prevent burnout.

D.C. criminal defense attorney

I try cases

Jamison Koehler Law Practice, Trial Advocacy

I have taken 63 cases to trial since 2015. I have secured outright acquittals in 23 of these cases – roughly 37 % – and partial acquittals in an additional 8.

D.C. criminal defense lawyer

Dealing with Stuart Schuman of the Defender Association

Jamison Koehler Law Practice

Different people require different motivations.  Schuman’s approach may have worked with some people.  But it didn’t work with me:  I was already trying as hard as I could.  I didn’t need to be shamed into working harder.