Who We Are


UnCommon Law is a small non-profit law firm based in Oakland, California. We provide counseling and legal representation for prisoners serving life sentences (with the possibility of parole) in California. We also provide training for prisoners, attorneys, family members, and law students in order to improve the overall quality of representation prisoners receive in their parole hearings.

Our team takes a uniquely personal and comprehensive approach to advocacy, working intensively with our clients and their supporters for many months — even years — to prepare for their parole suitability hearings.

Pictured above, left to right: Released clients Troy Williams, Ke Lam, and Eddy Zheng, with Founder and Executive Director Keith Wattley. To read more about these three clients, their journeys through the parole process, and their lives in the community, please visit anotherlook.co/uncommon-law