USC Gould Search

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 Air Talk
November 18, 2019
Re: Camille Gear Rich

Camille Gear Rich participated in a discussion on KPCC Air Talk about free speech. “I think we’re entering an era in which people are much more aware of the need for some protection, some regulation in terms of how speech is orchestrated, that government is in a position where it’s trying to create conditions where a variety of speakers with different sensitivities can participate in public debate. So when it says “Congress shall make no law,” there are all sorts of ways in which we have historically carved out particular things, particular areas, where there is a need for regulation … there is a need for let’s say, speed bumps, or containers … where there are certain kinds of speech that are so coercive to public debate or dangerous for other reasons that we impose some limitations and we’ve created definitions around obscenity, around threats, around fighting words, to try to create those conditions that really will allow for a truly participatory and rich conversation,” Rich said.

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.