Regarded as a voice for the voiceless, Mr. Prestia has transcended the law by becoming an advocate for reform and a media presence. Mr. Prestia is most recognizable for his representation of Kalief Browder. Mr. Browder’s tragic story became ingrained in the national landscape after his death in 2015. Mr. Prestia was featured as Kalief’s attorney and friend, in the 2017 docuseries, Time: The Kalief Browder Story, which currently airs on Netflix.
Paul candidly tells the story of the fortuitous day Kalief walked through his door, and how it forever transformed his career and justice system. He has addressed students at colleges and law schools, including UCLA, University of Miami School of Law, St. John’s University School of Law, New York Law School, and American School of Law, Howard Law School, Georgetown University and Syracuse Law School.
Mr. Prestia has participated as a panelist at the American Justice Summit, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual Conference in West Palm Beach and New York’s Hip Hop Film Festival.
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