Peter Keane: Everyone Deserves Defense


In his decades as a public defender, Peter Keane represented murderers and other criminals as skillfully as he could – even when he knew they were guilty. Keane believes everyone, no matter what they’ve done, deserves to have somebody on their side.

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Peter Keane is Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at Golden Gate University Law School in San Francisco. He was the Chief Assistant Public Defender of San Francisco for 20 years, and has served as a San Francisco Police Commissioner.