“Kathleen was instrumental in the education, preparation and ultimate release of a very dear friend of mine who was facing the parole board for the first time. She took it upon herself to travel to the Upper-Peninsula of Michigan where he was incarcerated. My friend later told me that after Kathleen’s consultation he gained greater insights and because of her unique background, like no other, and understandings about the workings of the Michigan Department of Corrections he was well prepared for his parole board interview and reentry.
My friend was beyond words in relation to Kathleen’s approach of sincerity and genuine care for him as a human being, despite his past. Because of her approach, unique expertise and emphatic spirit, not only was my friend paroled at his first opportunity, but he did so with his dignity intact –all because of the help and professional services we received from Kathleen.”
From Attorneys & Associates
Ms. Schaefer has provided indispensable sentencing and parole information and assistance to many of my clients. Ms. Schaefer assists the client directly in composing helpful responses to the Department of Corrections Presentence Interview forms. Her assistance at that juncture helps the client greatly in subsequent parole hearings. Often times language inserted in the PSIR may not be noticed by defense counsel as being troublesome at the sentencing phase; however, Ms. Schaefer is keenly aware of the parole process years down the road and the interplay between the PSIR language and the granting of or denial of parole.
I highly recommend Ms. Schaefer to any defense attorney who is embroiled in a difficult State criminal defense proceeding.Brian Legghio