WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY
KC is the real deal: an experienced, thoughtful fighter who knows when to push and how hard. For the last two decades KC and I have conferred on countless legal and strategic issues in complex criminal and civil cases, including some of the major litigation of our time.
She is a quick study with a knack for focusing immediately on the central issues at the heart of the matter. Of her many fine qualities as a lawyer, it is her highly prized judgment and insight–her unique take on people and the law–that I appreciate the most.
– GERALD B. LEFCOURT
PAST PRESIDENT, NACDL, PAST PRESIDENT, NEW YORK CRIMINAL BAR ASSOCIATION
I have had the pleasure of spending years working closely with KC Maxwell. When preparing for trial, she works around the clock to master the facts and the legal issues. She is fiercely loyal to her client's cause, and nothing offends her as much as seeing unfairness in the criminal justice system. At the same time, KC understands the human toll a criminal case takes on clients and their families, and she reacts with unfailing compassion. She is never too busy for the act of kindness that makes the strain of trial bearable. When the chips are down, I want KC on my team.
– THEODORE V. WELLS, JR.
CO-CHAIR OF LITIGATION, PAUL WEISS RIFKIND WHARTON & GARRISON LLP
KC and I have worked together on one hard case after another for the last twenty years. She is exceptionally smart, possesses a remarkable strategic sense, and works extraordinarily hard to serve her clients. Her most striking quality, though, is her intuitive understanding of what makes people tick. Whether it's a prosecutor, a judge, a witness, or a client, KC sees to the core of the person. There isn't another lawyer in the country who understands the human part of trial work the way KC does.
– JOHN D. CLINE
ATTORNEY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
I have worked with KC for years; she is an excellent lawyer. KC has a keen analytical mind and an amazing ability to find connections, between people and facts, that no one else spots. My favorite memory of KC is watching her in the Wen Ho Lee case drawing imaginary lines between documents until she found a key fact that none of the rest of us had noticed–a fact that turned the case around.
– NANCY HOLLANDER
PAST PRESIDENT, NACDL
In a tough case I want KC on my side. She is a wise and tenacious advocate who never tires in discovering and pursuing the best interests of her clients. And when teamwork is required, KC is the best there is at making all the parts work together. Her talent comes from a rare combination of insight, enthusiasm and selflessness, combined with an infectious grace and wit. KC is highly skilled and experienced at navigating the challenges faced by clients in trouble, and I have the highest regard for her ability successfully to meet those challenges.
– WILLIAM H. JEFFRESS, JR.
PARTNER, BAKER BOTTS, LLP