Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Welcomes Jalen D. Porter
Pashman Stein Walder Hayden is pleased to announce that Jalen Porter has joined the firm in the Criminal Defense practice group. Prior to joining Pashman Stein, Jalen was a staff attorney in the Criminal Defense Practice at The Bronx Defenders, where he engaged in intensive client interviewing, counseling, researching, writing, oral advocacy, and negotiations to help clients avoid or minimize legal or civil repercussions from criminal court system interaction.
“We are thrilled to have Jalen join our group at Pashman Stein,” said Aidan O’Connor, Co-chair of the firm’s Criminal Defense practice. “Jalen brings with him a wealth of practical experience in representing clients in criminal litigation matters.”
Jalen earned his J.D. from Rutgers University Law School and his B.A. from Arizona State University. Jalen served as an Ella Baker intern at the law school’s Center for Constitutional Rights focusing on prisoner rights and discriminatory policing, where he researched and prepared legal memoranda analyzing prisoner retaliation claims, compassionate release standards under the First Step Act, and federal standards for confidentiality designations. While in that role, he assisted with the Floyd v. City of New York Joint Remedial Process by researching monitorship reform, compliance issues, and reviewing NYPD body-worn camera videos and racial profiling complaint investigation files.
While interning in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey’s Prisoner Litigation Office, Jalen analyzed dispositive motions and supporting documents of litigants in pro se prisoner habeas appeals and pro se prisoner civil rights actions. He also drafted screening opinions and pro se litigation memoranda.