Client References

Lawyer, Community Legal Services of Ottawa

“I have worked with many experts over the years and can truly say that your expertise, professionalism, commitment and dedication to support survivors of human trafficking is unparalleled. It is exceptional to find an expert who is willing to dedicate so much of her time, and produce such exceptional work on a pro bono basis. Your passion and generosity for victims of human trafficking are remarkable.”

Private Attorney, Civil Matter

“You are decidedly the most exacting and formidable expert witness I have ever had the fortune to work with!”

Trial Lawyer and California Certified Criminal Law Specialist, Valejo, California

“I have been a criminal trial lawyer for forty-five (45) years. I have been a California Certified Criminal Law Specialist for thirty-seven (3 7) years. I served as president of my local bar association in Solano County and served on the California State Bar Legal Specialization Committee for three (3) years. For twenty-one (21) years, I was an adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy Law School. I taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence and Criminal Trial advocacy. I have handled over three hundred (300) jury trials. I have literally dealt with hundreds of experts, some of whom were considered leaders in their fields. I can honestly say that Dr. Mehlman-Orozco is head and shoulders above most experts…Dr. Mehlman-Orozco’s expertise had an incredibly powerful impact on the Court and jurors…Many experts are passionate about their subject, but Dr. Mehlman-Orozco translates her passion into thorough, well-researched reports and simple direct testimony. This is a skill that many experts lack. She is a compelling witness and a collaborative, highly valuable member o f a trial team.”

“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.”

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… 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.”

Private Attorney, Criminal Matter

“If you have a case that has even a hint of human trafficking in either the primary case or in the clients mitigation you can not afford to not speak to (Dr. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco).”

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.” 

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.”