Post-Conviction Strategies

Habeas Petitions/Criminal Appeals

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

Breana Frankel, Esq.

Extensive experience

Before starting her own practice, Breana worked for seven years as a staff attorney and law clerk at the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Over that time, she gained in-depth knowledge of California criminal, appellate, and state habeas law, as well as extensive experience in federal habeas corpus practice. She has also been a volunteer attorney with the California Innocence Project. Earlier in her practice, Breana worked as a litigation attorney at two large national law firms in Orange County, California and in Washington, D.C.

A commitment to the client

Breana believes strongly that federal habeas corpus is a vital protection against wrongful criminal convictions and may be a state prisoner’s last best chance to receive relief from an unlawful conviction. She approaches each matter she takes on fully aware of the stakes and determined to present a compelling and persuasive case that her client is entitled to relief.  Breana personally performs all work on each case.

A lifetime of preparation

Breana graduated with a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996 and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 2001.

She has also taught advanced appellate advocacy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Boyd School of Law and legal research and writing at the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law and Chapman University School of Law.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY BOALT HALL SCHOOL OF LAW Juris Doctor, 2001

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
B.A., Anthropology, 1996

Admissions & Affiliations

• Orange County Bar Association, Member
•U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Bar Admissions

• California Bar, Member (#215894)