OAKLAND, CA, May 24, 2019 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to honor Givelle Jensen Lamano as a Top Lawyer. An accomplished listee, Mr. Lamano celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
An accomplished criminal defense and DUI attorney with nearly a decade of professional excellence in the field, Ms. Lamano has been active as an attorney with Lamano Law Office since 2012. She has represented people from all walks of life, including gang members in prison appealing their life sentences to first time offenders who have never been arrested. Taking a more holistic approach to criminal justice, her firm is a huge proponent of restorative justice. Additionally, she was the founder of the Three Strikes Justice Center in 2013. Earlier in her career, Ms. Lamano represented low-wage and immigrant workers at the Women's Employment Rights Clinic at Golden Gate University.
Alongside her primary endeavors, Ms. Lamano also donated her time to the Insight Prison Project, where she served on the board of directors from 2012 to 2017. Since 2018, she has been involved with the board of directors at Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, which advocates for the release of incarcerated people, the restoration of human and civil rights and the reunification of families. Feeling that one bad act should not ruin a person's life, she works tirelessly to help get her clients' charges dismissed and help them avoid legal trouble in the future. Previously, Ms. Lamano has spoken as a panelist for Women in Leadership, How to Sustain a Successful Law Practice, and Making the First Move in Business and Life.
First earning a Bachelor of Science in communications from Woodbury University in 2006, Ms. Lamano went on to obtain a Doctor of Jurisprudence in public interest from the School of Law at Golden Gate University in San Francisco in 2010. Licensed to practice law by the State Bar of California, she has also been admitted to practice by state and federal courts and has served as a court appointed attorney for the Alameda County Bar Association. In order to keep abreast of developments in her field, Ms. Lamano maintains professional affiliation with the California Public Defenders Association, the California DUI Lawyers Association, the Alameda County Bar Association, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
For excellence in her career, Ms. Lamano has been the recipient of a number of honors over the years. With a 10 rating from Avvo, she was also recognized by Avvo with the Client's Choice Award from 2013 to 2016. Named one of the Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers in 2018, she has also thrice been presented with the Super Lawyer Rising Star Award in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Despite all of the accolades she has received, she is most proud of her appearance on the podcast “Filipina on the Rise.” The episode featuring Ms. Lamano recently aired on April 4, 2019 where she discusses Filipino values in American Society.
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