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Jonathan Paz

Jonathan Paz

Lecturer in Law

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: September 26, 2018




Jonathan Z. Paz is currently practicing criminal and immigration law in private practice. Previously he spent almost five years at the Orange County Public Defender's Office trying cases for indigent clients on the full spectrum of criminal charges. His client-centered and hard-charging approach earned him the respect of clients, colleagues, and judges. There was hardly a day that Paz was not involved in a jury trial, bench trial, or motion hearing to protect his client's rights. While representing juveniles Paz won numerous bench verdicts on cases where his clients were charged with felonies and strikes and which would have ended their futures before they began. He was later assigned to handle felony preliminary hearings where he scrutinized every element from the prosecution's witnesses in uphill battles to prove a lack of probable cause.

Paz earned his BA in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and his JD from the USC Gould School of Law.

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CNET
August 20, 2019
Re: Thomas Lenz

Thomas Lenz was quoted on a YouTubers Union in Germany challenging Google to demand more insights on how the company decides whether some videos are taken down or demonetized. Lenz said the company gave a range of reactions when it handled similar situations in the past."If you've seen the different facets of these issues arise, you study those and how best to respond," said Lenz, referring to Google's management. "You're going to be more savvy with those issues."

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