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Mia Frances Yamamoto is one of the most distinguished and successful criminal defense attorneys in Southern California.   She has...

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Episode Notes

U.S. Army veteran and criminal defense lawyer Mia Yamamoto decided to publicly transition genders when she turned 60. Being her authentic self was so important that she told herself, “I don’t care if someone shoots me the day after I transition. I’m going to transition. I’m going to die as a woman.” In this episode of the Asked and Answered: Lived and Learned series, Yamamoto discusses the importance of fighting for those who come after you, and of advocating for yourself. She describes her fears about how her transition would impact her career and her clients, and the “astonishing” response she’s received.

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Published: June 25, 2018
Podcast: ABA Journal: Asked and Answered
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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered
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