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My name is Bobby I am honored to be a part of the CIP. I recently transitioned to the legal field after 9 years of service in the United States Marine Corps. Upon graduation I hope to be a prosecutor for the federal government. In the meantime I hope to be exposed to the criminal defense side of our justice system. As a potential future prosecutor, I believe it is vitally important for the balance of our criminal justice system for different entities to be able to understand each other’s perspectives. I have gained valuable life experiences through the Corps in places like Afghanistan, Japan, etc. Now I look forward to gaining experience in public defense that will season me to be a prosecutor.
Born and raised in the Mountain West, the great outdoors of the Rockies taught me there is nothing more important than living a life of free will and sovereignty. To truly come to know one’s self, one must be placed in very uncomfortable situations, far and away from the comforts of home, streets, and stores. This ‘call of the wild’ showed me what I was truly capable of: to find food when I had none, to sleep without a bed, and find my way back home without a GPS. The most exhilarating aspect of nature is the encounter with the unknown, and having the autonomy to navigate one’s self through the unknown. For these reasons, among others, I chose to move to San Diego, CA and work with the California Innocence Project, to hopefully one day help an innocent individual return to navigating the channels of life, truly free and unburdened from a crime they never committed.
When I was selected for the project it was a dream come true! Along with the rest of the C.I.P. staff, I am determined to make a tangible impact on the lives of C.I.P. clients and will work tirelessly to help exonerate victims of wrongful convictions. C.I.P. is a non-profit organization and we need your help to continue our work. Please help donate and/or volunteer to help us reach our important goal!
My experience with poor legal representation in both criminal and civil matters as a young adult opened my eyes to the injustice that often occurs when someone cannot afford a highly skilled or passionate attorney. I hope that the work I do in CIP will not only help those who have been wrongly convicted, but will open the eyes of others to the fact that our justice system is not perfect.