Mouzis Criminal Defense was founded on the principle that everyone is entitled to be heard, respected, and zealously represented. Jennifer Mouzis lives by that principle as she defends those charged with crimes ranging from misdemeanors, including driving under the influence, to major felonies, including those in which the prosecution has elected to seek the death penalty. Every client, no matter the charged offense, receives respect, understanding, and a zealous defense. In addition to successfully defending clients in state courts, as well as federal district courts, Ms. Mouzis also provides the same vigorous representation for clients in a wide range of post-conviction settings, including direct appeals in the California Courts of Appeal, petitions for review in the California Supreme Court, and petitions for writ of habeas corpus at all levels in the state courts. Ms. Mouzis also provides other services in the form of post-conviction relief designed to assist individuals who seek a reduction of excessive sentences, in the form of commutation and pardons from the California Governor’s office, as well as statutory remedies at the Superior Court level. Ms. Mouzis’ wide range of experience makes her a formidable force in the courtroom, a force that she is able to effectively use on behalf of her clients. Ms. Mouzis has been recognized as Attorney of the Year for her outstanding efforts on behalf of clients. She has also provided expert legal analysis to local media on a wide range of subjects, as well as contributing to national television documentaries. The community is important to Ms. Mouzis, so in addition to her law practice, she holds a number of positions designed to help those in need of legal and humanitarian services. As such, Ms. Mouzis is proud to be Chairwoman of the Board for the Upper Room Dining Hall, a large homeless services program in El Dorado County, where she also volunteers and provides pro bono legal services. Additionally, Ms. Mouzis is Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association (SCBA), and is Section Representative of the SCBA Board of Directors and holds positions on several committees within that organization. Ms. Mouzis is also the founding member of ‘When There Are Nine,’ a non-profit formed to address the inequities faced by women in the law.