About Blog Author Jill Harness
I am a writer with over 15 years of experience writing on a wide variety of topics ranging from home design to American history. Over the years, I have been published on Mental Floss, Yahoo, USA Today, The Week, Business Insider, SF Gate, Chron, Hunker, Lifehack.org, Neatorama and more. In addition, I have written on legal topics for multiple sites including Legal Beagle and Bizfluent.
In 2011, I started working with attorney Peter Liss to create informative articles to help those browsing his site learn more about their rights and the California criminal law code. While not an attorney, I thoroughly research all articles before composing them and then ensure Peter reviews them to ensure they are fully accurate according to California legal codes and nationwide court precedents at the time they are published. It is worth reiterating though that I am not a lawyer and nothing here should be considered legal advice. Always contact a defense attorney when you have a specific legal concern.
As a full-time freelance writer and mother of a toddler, I don’t have much free time, but when I do, I enjoy cooking, reading, playing video games and doing minor home improvement projects.