About Blog Author Jill Harness
Jill Harness is a professional writer with over 20 years of experience covering topics ranging from home design to American history. In 2009, she started creating content for attorney websites for a now-defunct legal marketing firm. A few years later, she started working with attorney Peter Liss to create informative articles that allow laypersons to better understand their rights and the California Penal Code.
While not an attorney, Ms. Harness thoroughly researches all articles before composing them. All published content on this site is then thoroughly reviewed by attorney Peter Liss to ensure it is entirely accurate at the time of publishing. Mr. Liss verifies the material is true by checking it against the current California Penal Code, nationwide court precedents, and multiple news sources. Ms. Harness regularly audits and updates previously published articles to ensure they remain accurate and up-to-date with changes in the state Penal Code, legal precedents, and current events.
Articles Ms. Harness has created for Peter Liss have been linked to or used as a source by prestigious publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, and Out Magazine. Her content led to Mr. Liss’ blog being ranked within the top 40 sites on FeedSpot’s list of the top 90 criminal law blogs. While Ms. Harness and Mr. Liss do their best to ensure all information on this site is accurate and up-to-date, it is worth reiterating that nothing here should be considered legal advice. Always contact a defense attorney if you have a specific legal concern.
In addition to creating content for this site, Ms. Harness has written on legal topics for multiple companies, including Legal Beagle and Bizfluent. She has also been published on Hunker, Angi, Mental Floss, MSN, Encyclopedia Britannica, Yahoo, USA Today, The Week, Business Insider, Chron, Lifehack.org, Neatorama, and more.
As a full-time freelance writer and mother, she has limited time for recreation but enjoys spending her free time gardening, reading, gaming, and doing minor home improvement projects.