Rudolph “Rudy” Alejo is the founding principal of Law Office of Rudolph J. Alejo, P.C., which represents indigent criminal defendants in appellate and habeas corpus proceedings. Mr. Alejo started working in the post-conviction field as an associate in the Law Offices of Cliff Gardner before opening his own practice in 2013. Mr. Alejo has practiced in numerous state and federal courts, and currently acts as supervised counsel for three people on California’s death row.
Mr. Alejo also worked as a supervising attorney in the Clean Slate Practice at the East Bay Community Law Center. In addition to training and supervising law students, Mr. Alejo represented people with conviction histories and engaged in policy advocacy and impact litigation to help his clients overcome barriers to employment, housing, and higher education.
Mr. Alejo received his J.D. from Berkeley Law and his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Fresno State. Mr. Alejo was awarded the 2011 Brian M. Sax Prize for Excellence in Clinical Advocacy for his work as a law-student intern in the Clean Slate Practice.