In Propria Persona
Caree Harper is a successful attorney based in Los Angeles, California. She has an impressive record in her career as a lawyer, remaining undefeated in California’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Caree has many years of experience in both the state and federal jury court arenas, and is dedicated to representing her many clients with her expertise, knowledge, and passion. Caree established her own law firm in 2005, specializing in civil rights violation cases and general criminal defenses.
Caree is known for her selfless hard work, regularly giving her time to social causes, among them the Democratic Party and the Special Olympics Committee. She is highly-regarded for her extensive pro bono work, and contributes much of her efforts to helping clients who cannot afford legal representation.
Caree Harper served as a law enforcement officer prior to her career as an attorney. While with the police department, she was recognized with several awards, including a lifesaving medal for diving into a canal to save a submerged motorist who was involved in a crash. She performed CPR until emergency medical personnel arrived on scene, and her actions were credited for saving the life of the victim.
Caree received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business in 1997 from Saint Mary’s College of California in Morage. After that, she attended the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, where she earned her Juris Doctor in 2002. She immediately sat for and passed the California Bar Examination. Caree is a member of:
- State Bar of California Criminal Law Section
- Beverly Hills Bar Association
- John M. Langston Bar Association
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- American Bar Association
Before establishing her own law firm, Caree spent several years as a certified paralegal with a number of other legal firms. Some of her work there involved insurance fraud defenses and cases regarding construction defects. This body of experience gives her the ability to adapt to virtually any legal case; her flexibility and knowledge have helped her succeed where others have failed, and her clients receive the best legal care she can provide.
Caree is passionate about defending clients involved in civil rights violations along with criminal defense on the felony and misdemeanor levels. She believes that every client deserves the best-quality legal representation available, regardless of attorney fees or other legal costs. She has dedicated her career toward helping those who need legal advice most.
Ad Colligenda Bona
She is currently licensed to practice throughout the State of California, and is also licensed within the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, she practices in the U.S. District Court in the Central and Southern Districts of California. This licensure makes sure that Caree is available for her clients wherever they may need her, and gives her exposure to a wide variety of cases. Caree is highly regarded for her dedication to helping her clients; aggressive courtroom defense and devotion to thorough client interactions are her hallmarks.
Ex Fida Bona
Caree Harper was selected among thousands of California attorneys to help oversee polling places during the 2008 Presidential elections. During that time, she was directly responsible for calculating ballots, especially from voters who had been unfairly turned away from polling places. Her strong advocacy skills and desire for voting fairness gave her the drive needed to make sure voters were fairly tabulated in the elections process. In 2012, Caree generously gave her time to help register voters.
Caree was recognized in the County of Los Angeles with the Shirley Fields Volunteer Award. This recognition came as the result of Caree’s selfless contribution of her time (nearly 50 percent) for pro bono cases, representing clients that could not afford legal assistance on their own. This award is proof that Caree will go to any length to ensure her clients are represented fairly, thoroughly, and passionately, regardless of their ability to pay.
She is active on social media platforms, including her Twitter feed and the Facebook page for her law firm. On both of those platforms, Caree shares timely news about her legal cases and offers her followers many civil rights news articles and calls to action for advocacy purposes. Her profile on the legal database Avvo offers many positive reviews from satisfied clients, further proof of her legal acumen and passion for defending her clients.