Hogan Lovells represents gay Asian man and his family, who were brutally attacked, in process to obtain criminal conviction

Washington, D.C., 31 May 2022 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells represented a young gay Asian man and his elderly parents in their efforts to seek justice after they were brutally assaulted. 

The family were taking a walk in their neighborhood in Washington, D.C. in August of 2021 when the perpetrator yelled anti-Asian and homophobic slurs at them before attacking all three. Our clients suffered broken bones and lacerations as a result of the unprovoked attack. 

Our team assisted the family in all stages of the criminal process, including successfully opposing the perpetrator’s requests for modified pretrial release conditions, engaging with the prosecutor’s office regarding the appropriate plea offer, and assisting our clients and interested community organizations with preparing victim impact statements and community impact statements.

On May 26th the perpetrator pleaded guilty to these crimes and was sentenced to seven months in jail and supervised probation for a period of 18 months. 

We continue to advise the family on their legal options moving forward. 

The Hogan Lovells team includes Blair Decker, Molly Pallman, Katie Culora, with support from Rebecca Mandel and Will Tenbarge (all Washington, D.C.).


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