Alissa Bjerkhoel

Alissa Leanne Bjerkhoel is an American litigation coordinator at the California Innocence Project (CIP), a nonprofit, in-house law school clinic that investigates and litigates cases of factual innocence while training law students to advocate for justice. A native of Truckee, California, Bjerkhoel, who graduated from California Western School of Law (CWSL), which houses the Project, has been an attorney with CIP since passing her bar exam in 2008. Bjerkhoel has served as counsel for CIP on numerous criminal cases, and achieved the legal exoneration of a number of convicted prisoners. Among the high-profile exonerations she has worked on are those of Brian Banks, Timothy Atkins, Reggie Cole, Daniel Larsen Uriah Courtney, Guy Miles, William Richards and Kim Long.


Alissa Leanne Bjerkhoel is an American litigation coordinator at the California Innocence Project (CIP), a nonprofit, in-house law school clinic that investigates and litigates cases of factual innocence while training law students to advocate for justice. A native of Truckee, California, Bjerkhoel, who graduated from California Western School of Law (CWSL), which houses the Project, has been an attorney with CIP since passing her bar exam in 2008. Bjerkhoel has served as counsel for CIP on numerous criminal cases, and achieved the legal exoneration of a number of convicted prisoners. Among the high-profile exonerations she has worked on are those of Brian Banks, Timothy Atkins, Reggie Cole, Daniel Larsen Uriah Courtney, Guy Miles, William Richards and Kim Long.
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