Alex Kozinski

Criminal Defense Consultant

Alex Kozinski served as United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1985 to 2017, including as the court’s chief judge from 2007 to 2014. From 1982 to 1985, he served as the first chief judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims. In addition to his judicial service, he held several high-level governmental positions including a Senate-confirmed position as Special Counsel, Merit Systems Protection Board; Assistant Counsel to President Ronald Reagan; Deputy Legal Counsel, Office of President-Elect Reagan; law clerk to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger; and law clerk to then-Ninth Circuit Judge, later Associate Justice, Anthony M. Kennedy. In private practice, he was an attorney at Covington & Burling from 1979-81, and Forry Golbert Singer & Gelles from 1977-79.

Judge Kozinski has written countless opinions at both the district court and appellate court levels on constitutional law issues including the First, Second and Fourth Amendments and the Takings Clause, federal jurisdiction and procedure, and intellectual property law. He has authored numerous articles in the Yale Law Journal, the Harvard Law Review, the Stanford Law Review and other academic journals, as well as in popular publications such as the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Forbes and The New Republic, writing on a wide range of subjects from criminal justice reform to the finer points of snowboarding. A full list of his publications can be found at https://tinyl.io/AOca. Judge Kozinski is retired from the federal bench and is now in private practice, serving as a consultant and expert witness on matters of practice and procedure in cases being litigated by other lawyers in the state and federal courts, as well as foreign jurisdictions. He also occasionally appears as counsel of record in selected cases.

Notable 2nd Amendment Cases:

zahrah A.
zahrah A.
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Lauren Snyder was great during the process of my whole case!
Wade Z.
Wade Z.
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Attorneys, Brittney, Emma and Vicky took good care of me and were very professional. They were able... to get the case against me dismissed and I appreciate their help. Good job attorneys!read more
wayne
wayne
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I just left USCCA and signed up with AOR today after much research, and watching a gazillion... youtube videos from all of the various providers of CCW protection. I believe that by becoming a client of an actual law firm, I am on substantially more solid ground regarding the quality of legal assistance I will receive should I ever be involved in a self defense incident.From the first exploratory phone call that I made to AOR, to my signing on with them, all of the staff I spoke with were extremely professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and informative. They spent time answering any and all questions that I had, without any sense that they were trying to rush through the conversation. Additionally, none of the staff attempted to apply any sales pressure to join AOR as if they were used car salesmen, they simply answered questions and provided information. That was greatly appreciated.I feel much more confident in my potential legal position following a self defense incident knowing that events that would end coverage under other programs, will have no affect on my legal protection with AOR.read more
John G.
John G.
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Representative James was very accommodating and patient to help me with the enrollment process. It... is a pleasure to work with attorneys for freedom Law firm. If self-protection issues arise, I am confident I am with the right firmread more
Justin C.
Justin C.
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Attorneys for Freedom were fantastic to work with through an extremely stressful situation. They... answered all of my questions, were extremely fast at responding to me and handled everything in a very professional manner. Vicki and Emma were always on top of things, kept me in the loop and really made me feel a lot more comfortable with the process. Because of their service I signed up for the Attorneys on Retainer program.read more
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