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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

Los Angeles Times
January 15, 2020
Re: Wayne Sandholtz

Wayne Sandholtz, a faculty member part of both USC Gould and USC Dornsife, wrote an op-ed discussing how Trump is “a few steps from becoming a new kind of autocrat –an elected one.” He analyzes how Trump’s strategies and actions mirror those of other elected autocrats, naming Viktor Orban, Vladimir Putin, and Rodrigo Duterte as examples.

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Thomas D. Lyon
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Thomas Lyon commented on Roseanna Sommers’, “Commonsense Consent,” at the 14th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Claremont-McKenna College.