Who We Are


UnCommon Law is a non-profit law office based in Oakland, California. We help long-term prisoners understand and resolve the factors that contributed to their crimes so that they can safely be released. We provide quality representation for California prisoners in their parole suitability hearings, as well as in court petitions challenging the parole board and the Governor. 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