Angeli Raven Fitch is a criminal defense attorney in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. During her second year in law school, Angeli realized that she had a passion for being an advocate in the criminal justice system and naturally gravitated to the defense side in representing the individual being prosecuted. Angeli soon became the President of the Student Chapter of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and organized a debate on campus dealing with the issues of the death penalty in which both sides of the debate were argued by local prominent attorneys. In May 2001, Angeli graduated with honors from the Golden Gate University of Law receiving “The Criminal Litigation Award” for Outstanding Achievement by a student and the CALI “Excellence for the Future Award” in Advanced Mock Trial.
For the past decade, Angeli has been committed to the advocacy and effective representation of her clients, who are both court appointed and privately retained. Angeli provides aggressive and thorough representation at every stage of the process, from investigation to trial. She has extensive experience in all levels of criminal law ranging from misdemeanor drug possession cases to felony murder, rape and human trafficking cases.
In addition to meeting the demands of her busy practice, Angeli also makes time to volunteer for the Northern California Innocence Project based at Santa Clara University, California. Angeli is passionate about criminal justice reform especially in the area of wrongful convictions based on mistaken eyewitness identification, police misconduct, ineffective assistance of counsel and improper DNA testing. As a pro-bono attorney for the Northern California Innocence Project , Angeli gets great satisfaction knowing that she is contributing her time to the exoneration of innocent prisoners.
Angeli is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and the San Francisco Bar Association.