(Subscription required) "I think when you start talking to them, looking at them as you talk to them, explaining their rights and making sure they understand it, that to me makes a huge difference and they seem to relax," Roberts said. "That's the biggest goal on a daily basis. "
(Subscription required) McGee he grew up in the Coachella Valley, spending summers employed at an auto parts store his father managed and a carpet cleaning company. Working with his hands made him want to pursue higher education, and in 1976 McGee became the first member of his family to graduate college when he earned a history degree from Loyola Marymount University.
(Subscription required) Before enrolling at UC Hastings School of Law, Michael J. Gaffey taught high school history and government for three years, an experience he said prepared him well for trial work.