FOIA Horse con­sults with lawyers, activists, jour­nal­ists, and busi­ness­es. As a con­sult­ing firm for com­plex pub­lic records mat­ters, this is a basic list of the ser­vices I pro­vide. It is just a start­ing point, and I tai­lor my offer­ings to your spe­cif­ic needs.

Pub­lic Records Ser­vices

Some of the ser­vices I pro­vide for Pub­lic Records mat­ters:

  • Draft­ing or review­ing ini­tial agency request let­ters
  • Research­ing and draft­ing spe­cif­ic lan­guage for fee waivers
  • Review­ing agency respons­es
  • Secur­ing con­fi­den­tial­i­ty and records request releas­es
  • Meet­ing with and email­ing and call­ing and oth­er­wise com­mu­ni­cat­ing with client to dis­cuss research, strat­e­gy, and scope of rep­re­sen­ta­tion (in per­son in the Bay Area, or by tele­phone or oth­er real­time elec­tron­ic medi­um)
  • Research­ing client or enti­ty or issues and sub­ject of request
  • Con­duct­ing intake inter­view and legal research for appeal let­ters
  • Draft­ing appeal let­ters
  • Send­ing the draft request let­ter to client for review
  • Assess­ing and incor­po­rat­ing client feed­back


Inves­tiga­tive and Lit­i­ga­tion Ser­vices

Often, records gen­er­at­ed by the gov­ern­ment are just one part of a client’s project. FOIA Horse has expe­ri­ence in fac­tu­al inves­ti­ga­tions as well.

At FOIA Horse, I have exten­sive expe­ri­ence with crim­i­nal defense mat­ters. I under­stand the impor­tance of in-depth inves­ti­ga­tions in crim­i­nal defense cas­es. Every defen­dant deserves a fair tri­al and to have a com­plete and thor­ough defense pre­sent­ed on his or her behalf. I have rep­re­sent­ed and aid­ed in the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of peo­ple charged with felonies and mis­de­meanors at the San Fran­cis­co Hall of Jus­tice, Alame­da Coun­ty cour­t­hous­es, and the Fed­er­al Dis­trict Court of North­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

Some of the ser­vices I pro­vide for Inves­tiga­tive and Lit­i­ga­tion mat­ters:

  • Fac­tu­al inves­ti­ga­tions
  • Track down wit­ness­es
  • Legal research, motion writ­ing, legal mem­o­ran­da
  • Para­le­gal ser­vices
  • Ser­vice of process
  • Attend hear­ings
  • Assist jury selec­tion
  • Coach for court­room pres­ence, pre­sen­ta­tion, and dic­tion
  • Lit­i­ga­tion strat­e­gy