Legal Titan and Advocate for the Community
ABOUT ADANTÉ POINTER
Partner & Trial Attorney
ADANTÉ POINTER was born and raised in Oakland, California. As a young man, Pointer often heard about and saw a notorious band of outlaw Oakland police officers known as the "Riders" terrorize his community. He would go on to graduate from U.C. Berkeley with high academic honors and a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He went on to obtain his law degree from U.C. Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Although offered other positions, Mr. Pointer turned them down and immediately began handling police brutality cases at the renowned civil rights office of John Burris.
Over the course of 16 years Pointer represented dozens of families in police brutality and personal injury cases. He is no stranger to high profile and high stakes police abuse cases. For example, Pointer represented Oscar Grant's family in their case against BART police officer , Celeste Guap" - a young woman sexually abused and trafficked by police officers; Nandi Cain - young man who was choked and beaten by a Sacramento police officer for being suspected of jaywalking and "Jah" a 14 year-old boy pummeled by a Rancho Cordova Police Officer after being suspected of allegedly buying a cigar from 7-11.
Pointer has dedicated his life to fighting for the people, and using the law as a shield and a sword for the most vulnerable of our communities. He also heavily invests in his community, regularly speaks at schools, protests, rallies, and in the media about police violence. Also frequently hosting workshops such as "Know Your Rights" to teach the community about their civil rights and deliver motivational speeches to try to encourage our youth to reach for the stars.
ADANTÉ POINTER RECOGNITION'S
Pointer has received numerous awards and honors. He has been selected as the "Nations Best Advocate" by the National Bar Association, a "Rising Star" by Superlawyers Magazine and was recently featured as being "the Best Civil Rights Lawyer You May Not Have Heard Of" by the East Bay Express.