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Joel Furman

Joel Furman

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: September 20, 2019




Joel M. Furman focuses on criminal defense law, and select civil litigation matters, in private practice in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Prior to his current practice, Furman worked as a deputy public defender in the Orange County Public Defender’s office for more than six years. Over that time, he represented thousands of indigent clients at all stages of criminal justice proceedings. Reaching favorable verdicts for many of them, and with the experience of dozens of misdemeanor, felony and mental competency jury trials, Furman earned a reputation as an aggressive, compassionate, client-focused advocate. Now in private practice, Furman is able to maintain this mission while also utilizing the civil litigation process to achieve justice for his clients.

Furman earned his JD from University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), and his BA from University of California, Santa Barbara.  

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

KPCC-FM
September 17, 2019
Re: Scott Altman

Scott Altman was featured on the issue of alimony law in California. "One thing particular that I think is important is in the long term marriages, where you more likely have spousal support to order to go on for more than a few years, to ask why one of the spouses has better marketable skills than others," said Altman. "I wish the judges were directed to ask more pointedly, why does the recipient lack the job market skills, and to prefer the give longer warrant, when the reason is being out of the job market to care for children."

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Nomi Stolzenberg
July, 2019

Nomi Stolzenberg, "Anne Dailey and the New Fictionalism," 36th Annual Congress of Law and Mental Health, Rome, Italy.

Thomas D. Lyon
July, 2019

"Effects of the Putative Confession Instruction on Perceptions of Children's True and False Statements" (with Jennifer Gongola and Nicholas Scurich), Applied Cognitive Psychology 33 (2019): 655.

Thomas D. Lyon
July, 2019

"Children’s Concealment of a Minor Transgression: The Role of Age, Maltreatment, and Executive Functioning" (with Shanna Williams and Kelly McWilliams), Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.