IT IS ONE YEAR SINCE SAN FRANCISCO LOST ONE OF ITS PRIME ADVOCATES FOR JUSTICE FOR ALL PEOPLE.
February 24, 2019
Jeff Adachi. One of a kind.
The phrase “irreplaceable” is the only way to describe the loss of Jeff and what will be missed with his sudden departure from the scene.
Personally, I am devastated.
I first saw Jeff Adachi speak in 1999 at the Golden Gate University Law School. I was totally swept away by his intelligence, knowledge and unwavering advocacy for his clients.
During the past 20 years I followed Jeff’s career, his zealous defense of his clients and his unabashed willingness to call out law enforcement for its inappropriate and, some time, illegal behavior.
One can only hope that whoever steps into Jeff’s position as Public Defender will bring a similar commitment to serving Justice and calling out law enforcement.