Attorneys Sarah Garvey and Darrell York
We are a team of two dedicated lawyers who share a firm belief in civil rights and the rule of law. We take select police brutality cases throughout California. We also take certain criminal cases in the Los Angeles area. Please contact us at 866-908-2121 if you have a case you would like to discuss.
Darrell J. York
Darrell J. York is a seasoned criminal defense attorney and former police officer based in the San Fernando Valley. He spent 24 years as a police officer and sergeant before deciding to practice law full time. As a police officer he worked several beats, including narcotics, vice and internal affairs.
Mr. York went to law school at night while working as a police officer during the day. Since earning his law degree, he has represented defendants in three strikes and other sentencing enhancement cases. He has represented over 500 defendants in the gamut of criminal cases and has wielded successful outcomes in assault, robbery, drug, fraud and manslaughter cases, among others.
Mr. York uses his inside knowledge of law enforcement and police culture for the benefit of victims of police brutality. Who better to represent you in your police brutality lawsuit or criminal case than someone who can see through every aspect of the cop's case?
With a reputation as a pitbull in the courtroom, Mr. York is particularly adept at cross-examining police officers on the witness stand. In his free time, he coaches high school football and plays golf. You can learn more about his defense work at the Law Offices of Darrell J. York.
Sarah L. Garvey
Sarah L. Garvey is a civil rights attorney and former journalist based in Los Angeles. She graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and
worked as a Wall Street finance lawyer and documentary filmmaker before deciding to hang a shingle as a civil rights lawyer.
While at Harvard, Ms. Garvey volunteered on prisoners' rights cases and community organizing campaigns. She also interned for an organization that works to free the innocent in prison. During her corporate years, she worked in the Banking Departments of the premiere international law firms of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York and Morrison & Forster in San Francisco.
Ms. Garvey also has been a staff writer and editor for California's largest legal paper, The Los Angeles Daily Journal, and has made documentary films about constitutional rights, wrongful convictions, international development and rodeo cowboys.
Concerned with the intersection between global human rights and domestic civil rights, Ms. Garvey traveled to Africa to earn an International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance. She blends her interest in advocacy, law, writing and social justice to help improve the system for everyone. She enjoys yoga, hiking, traveling, and reading fiction.
You can see Ms. Garvey's photography and multimedia work at her website FrontCenterFringe. You can watch Living Without Bars, a short documentary film Ms. Garvey made about the ability of the human spirit to triumph over wrongful incarceration, on the Justice Gallery page of this website.
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