Kindra began as a legal intern with the Arizona Justice Project in 2009. After admission to the Bar, Kindra went to work for the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office where she spent three years as a deputy public defender handling hundreds of adult-felony cases. With this invaluable experience, Kindra returned to the Project in 2013 to take the lead in managing two federal-innocence grants - one from the National Institute of Justice and one from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Now, as the Arizona Justice Project’s full-time staff attorney, Kindra manages a varied project load that includes post-conviction fact investigation, overseeing student intern casework, and litigating innocence and manifest injustice cases.
Since rejoining the Arizona Justice Project, Kindra has conducted in-depth reviews in over 75 cases; each case varying in age and complexity. In addition to innocence litigation, Kindra has sought and successfully gained relief for several clients at the Board of Executive Clemency. Kindra is also a volunteer attorney with the Homeless Legal Assistance Program and serves as a Board Member on the Arizona Friends of Court Board.