Attorney Rich Pfeifer has over 20 years experience representing clients in criminal and CPS cases. Rich specialized in post-conviction matters including new trial motions, resentencing and sentencing modifications, habeas petitions, writs challenging denial of parole, and parole hearings. This specialty practice has increased in recent years due to the new laws designed to reduce over-crowding in California's prisons and jails.
Rich also has extensive appellate and trial experience in the juvenile court in CPS defense cases and has written briefs in 73 published state and federal court cases. Some of those cases can be found here: http://highenergylaw.com/cases/
In 1998 Rich was awarded the Paul Bell Memorial Fellowship Award for his advocacy on behalf of indigent parents on appeal. In 1999, Rich was awarded the Volunteers in Parole Outstanding Attorney Award. In 2004, Rich earned the "Unsung Hero" award by the Youth Law Center for his work in juvenile dependency cases and, in 2009, received a "Special Recognition Award" from the Defender Organizations of San Diego for his work changing the law in parole cases.
Rich's unique background, as a former Navy SEAL, a professional world-class athlete, and a recovered drug addict who experienced the inside of California prison's first-hand, makes Rich an inspiration to his clients, a role model, and the embodiment of the power of rehabilitation, advocacy, and hope.
B.A. and J.D., Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, CA, 1997