Andrew consults attorneys and their clients about jail and prison culture as the offender is heading off to prison. He reviews pre-sentencing reports and advises clients about best practices in prison, how to maintain a low profile, establish healthy goals, stay safe, and ultimately emerge from behind bars with a positive foundation and hope for the future.
"Mr. McKenna conducted a full case file review, including submissions from the U.S. Attorney, prior to speaking to my clients. My clients faced substantial prison time and were worried sick having never been behind bars before. Mr. McKenna spent two hours meeting with each client face-to-face discussing what they were to expect, what to do and what not to do, and prepared them to navigate the complex prison culture of fellow inmates and corrections officers. His comprehensive tutorial was informative, it inspired hope, dispelled myths and sincerely changed their mental dispositions for the better as they came to better understand the daunting but surmountable hurdles facing them as they approached sentencing."
Gene Primomo, Esq.
Assistant Federal Public Defender
Andrew also conducts high quality legal research and writing for attorneys in a law clerk capacity. His writing has been credited by courts for justifying lower sentences. As a former prosecutor and defense counsel, Andrew has a sense of what the judge wants to hear--the human side of the offender--and persuasively presents mitigating circumstances with fresh perspective.