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Edward Savin


If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.Sociology of law is a diverse field of study that examines the interaction of law with society and overlaps with jurisprudence, philosophy of law, social theory and more specialised subjects such as criminology.

Lorraine Purviance has practiced law since November 1989. Began practice in San Diego doing Civil and Family Law. Moved to Mendocino County in 2005 and retired from the Mendocino Public Defender’s office in 2016. Experience includes Criminal Defense, Family Law, Juvenile matters (WIC 300 and 602); LPS and Civil Conservatorship with Dementia powers; Family Law Contempt Defense.

Fred Raper


Mr. Raper has been practicing law since December 1985. From January 1986 until February 1999, he was Deputy District Attorney for the Lake County District Attorney's Office. Since March 1999, he has been in private practice primarily working in...

Sean Navarro


Mr. Navarro is a former deputy sheriff,  sheriff's detective, and district attorney criminal investigator. He is a licensed private investigator, since 2004. Mr. Navarro has been under contract with 3 county indigent public defense contractors,...

Michael Hermann


Former Police Lieutenant with 19-years law enforcement experience. Licensed California Private Investigator since 2009, specializing in criminal defense and court investigations. Certified Homicide and Child Abuse Investigator, and Expert Witness...