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Michael Semanchik

Michael Semanchik

Michael Semanchik is the managing attorney at the California Innocence Project (CIP), a nonprofit organization that works to exonerate wrongfully convicted individuals in California. As part of his role at CIP, Semanchik investigates claims of innocence, conducts legal research, and represents clients in post-conviction proceedings. He has been involved in numerous successful exonerations and has worked to advance criminal justice reform in California. Semanchik holds a law degree from California Western School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Duquesne University.

Guest Appearances
February 22, 2019

Bonus Podcast: Exploring The Tragedy Of Wrongful Convictions At The Heart Of FOX’s ‘Proven Innocent.’

FOX's "Proven Innocent" creator David Elliot, California Innocence Project managing attorney Michael Semanchik, and real-life exoneree Jason Strong, talk about wrongful convictions and the inspiration behind the new show.