Mr. Graham has a broad range of post-conviction experience, including successfully overturning a murder conviction and a double life sentence.
Ian Graham, Partner
Phone: (310) 975-7040
Fax: (310) 496-0758
Ian Graham has a broad range of post-conviction experience, including successfully overturning a murder conviction and a double life sentence. His work on behalf of Mario Rocha, a young man wrongfully convicted of murder, was featured in the award-winning documentary film “Mario’s Story” and the book Unbillable Hours.
Prior to joining Kravis, Graham & Zucker, Ian worked as an attorney in the litigation department of Latham & Watkins, LLP and Quinn Emanuel. Ian has taught as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School’s Juvenile Justice Clinic and lectured widely on habeas corpus and post-conviction relief issues. He is on the board of directors of InsideOut Writers, a non-profit that works with incarcerated and at-risk youth in Los Angeles.
Ian graduated from Rice University and the University of Texas School of Law.
Stanford University Law School. American Constitution Society lecture.
UC Berkely School of Law. Overturning the Conviction.
Rice University. Pre-law Society Keynote speaker.
University of San Francisco Law School. Post-conviction practice lecture.
Vinson & Elkins, LLP. Best Practices of Pro Bono. Houston, Texas.
University of Texas School of Law. The Difference Lawyers Can Make.
Bakersfield Legal Assistance Gala. Keynote speaker at annual gala.
University of Southern California. Lecture, Race, Class & Politics.
Williams & Connolly, LLP. Lecture. Washington, D.C.
National Juvenile Defenders’ Conference. Panelist on defending major juvenile crime cases.
Jim Campbell, Yale Radio
Above The Law http://abovethelaw.com/2010/05/unbillable-hours-a-true-story/
The California Lawyer. https://www.callawyer.com/Clstory.cfm?eid=909453
Lars Larson Radio Show
KBOO, Portland Community Radio
Quoted in Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Oprah Magazine.
California Lawyer, May 2010.
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Unbillable Hours, A True Story
Kaplan/Simon & Schuster (May 2010)
The story—part memoir, part hard-hitting expose—of a first-year law associate negotiating the arduous path through a system designed to break those who enter it before it makes them.
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Parole is a period of supervision that follows an individual after their release from prison. Most inmates will automatically be released to parole after finishing their “determinate” sentence.
Young offenders can be tried as adults and sentenced to extremely long or even life sentences as young as 14. In 2013, California passed a law changing child sentencing practices for certain crimes.
Effective January 1, 2016, SB 261 extends the unique youth offender parole process created in SB 260 (above) to inmates who committed crimes between the ages of 14-22, but were tried as adults.