Director and Co-Founder of the Three Strikes Project
Michael Romano is the director and co-founder of the Three Strikes Project. He has been recognized as one of the top lawyers in California and had published several articles on California’s Three Strikes law and sentencing in the United States. As counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Mr. Romano co-authored the Three Strikes Reform Act of 2012 (“Proposition 36”). His work has been profiled in The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and The Economist. He maintains a small criminal appeals, post-conviction, and civil rights law practice in San Francisco. Mr. Romano was a John Knight Fellow at Yale Law School and graduated with honors from Stanford Law School in 2003. He clerked for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Richard C. Tallman.