Client References

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Henrico County, Virginia

“On behalf of the Henrico County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, I am writing to sincerely thank you for your invaluable service and commitment to our successful prosecution of ———. Without your capable and professional testimony, I am certain we would not have been abole to convince the jury to convict Mr. ———. Your willingness to come to our jurisdiction on several occasions sets you apart from many experts I have dealt with in the past and I look forward to working with you in the future.”

Chief of the Trial Division, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Middle District of Pennsylvania

“I personally wanted to thank you… I sent you probably a thousand pages of documents, including, transcripts, witness statements, client proffer, and client records. You had to read, understand, and analyze all of that in a very short period of time. It was obvious to me that you read all of it, understood it, and put together a very comprehensive report including the facts of our case… I was very impressed with your thorough report and equally as impressed with your testimony… I would not hesitate to recommend you to others who may be similarly situated and in need of a good expert. Good experts, in my opinion, are hard to find. So, thank you again for all your work in this case. I wish you the best.”

Deputy Alternate Public Defender, Los Angeles County, California

“I want to thank you again for sticking with me for so long on the ——— matter. Your willingness to jump on a plane at the eleventh hour was amazing. Reading your book gave me the confidence that I needed to prepare my defense and our telephone conversations helped me to remain focused on the correct issue…You clearly and concisely explained every single thing that I needed the jury to understand. Win or lose, I am comfortable knowing that the truth, and my client’s defense, was flawlessly presented by the very best expert available. Your expertise is absolutely undeniable and your wonderful personality is an added bonus for any audience.”

Private Attorney, Civil Matter

“We won! The court just granted summary judgment for defendants on all counts…It was a pleasure working with you.”

Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County, California

You did a fantastic job and the jury really liked you…I anticipate that we would call you in the future to testify.”

Deputy District Attorney, Contra Costa County, California 

“That testimony and your work on the case were both invaluable.”

“Thank you for all of your hard work in the case!  I really appreciate it – the jurors really liked you and the gave your testimony a lot of weight.”

Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County, California

“We wouldn’t have gotten that (plea bargain) if it weren’t for your testimony.” 

Private Attorney, Immigration Case
“Dr. Mehlman-Orozco, thank you for your work on our client’s T-Visa case. Your expert report was instrumental to our success! We are so grateful for the time and effort you put into this, especially pro bono. You had a lasting impact on our client and her children’s lives. They now have a path toward permanent residency and citizenship in the United States after surviving terrible trauma from human trafficking. It was wonderful to work with you and I look forward to collaborating on future cases.”

Liberty University’s a School of Law Human Trafficking Symposium Co-Chair

“We were so incredibly thankful that Dr Mehlman-Orozco took the time to come and share her heart and expertise with us. We were all so inspired and motivated by what she brought to the table today. The discussion will continue as to what our school can do to address trafficking. Tonight was the start to taking action.”

Ellen Patterson, Department of Juvenile Justice Probation Officer / Supervisor

“(Dr. Mehlman-Orozco) has volunteered her time to come and out and speak with At-Risk Youth. She is truly an inspiration to not only them, but to the adults running the group. The obstacles she has overcome are amazing. I truly appreciate getting to know her and am so thankful she is willing to continue talking with our kids.”

Human Trafficking Survivor

“You’ve done far more than most and that includes my family. Please know how grateful we (are) and I thank you for all you do for survivors.”

Virginia (Ginny) Dempsey, President, Soroptimist International, Woodbridge Chapter

On January 9, 2016 Soroptimist International (Best for Women) Clubs of: Alexandria, Manassas, Mid-Atlantic Online, and Woodbridge hosted a public awareness event in Manassas, VA that provided information on the impact of human trafficking and victim services in the State of Virginia. The event was free to the public and there were three featured panelists including SI Woodbridge member, Dr. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco. Her compassion concerning the victims of human trafficking is well known, and she is both knowledgeable and passionate about the fight against Human Trafficking. She was quite detailed in her slide show of the erotic massage parlors (how they traffick) in Northern Virginia, and while the information was gritty, and at times hard to take in, attendees were grateful to Dr. Mehlman-Orozco for bringing this information to light.

She spoke about the need for more action to be implemented to help victims get the services they need. While the state’s Safe Harbor Act decriminalizes prostitution for juveniles, there just are not enough safe places for the victims to stay. Nor are they getting the much-needed counseling, schooling, and other services that help in their rehabilitation. Unfortunately, the gap between laws and action is wide and in dire need of fixing. She encouraged people to take action, and work with organizations that do what they say they do.

This event was attended by 75 plus people from all walks of life such as: teachers; law enforcement; local organizations; representatives from a retirement community; and a few CASAs (court appointed special advocates). Without exception, all who attended were in awe of the excellent work that Dr. Mehlman-Orozco is doing to eradicate human trafficking. She is courageous in her fight for the rights of these victims, and SI Woodbridge is honored to have her as a member. We thank her from the bottom of our hearts for protecting these vulnerable women and girls.”

Rev. Kim L. Coleman, Trinity Episcopal Church

“What a blessing it was to have you speak at our 8:00 am and 10:30 am services yesterday about human trafficking. We also enjoyed having you participate in our Adult Forum Christian Education conversation about being doers of the word, and spending time with us after each service. Indeed, you are a ‘doer of the word.’ Your inspirational message helped plant the seeds to launch our new human trafficking mission and ministry on a trajectory where like you, we can become an influence.”

Terri Hines, Manassas City Police Department Crime Analyst on behalf of Team Summer Quest

“There was no doubt in my mind that we needed (Dr. Mehlman-Orozco) to tell her story to our at-risk kids in the Team Summer Quest program. She made a lasting impression each year she’s talked to the kids because she truly believes in the words she speaks and that resonates with her audiences—teenagers included. Her tenacious commitment to whatever she sets her mind to is truly admirable.”