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Mike Brady

Director of Sabot Criminal Justice

Mike Brady leads the firm’s efforts in Criminal Justice Capability Improvement. Before joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Brady served as an Assistant Secretary of Audits and Court Compliance, Chief of Court Compliance, Deputy Commissioner, and Project Manager for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in California. He has overseen the development and implementation of Court ordered remedial plans for civil rights litigation at the state and federal level.

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Daniel Carvo

Mr. Carvo held numerous positions over his thirty-year correctional career including Correctional Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Parole Agent I, II, III, and Staff Counsel I. He was instrumental in the Board of Parole Hearings class action suit (Armstrong, Valdivia, Rutherford) litigation responses and compliance efforts. These efforts included the development of statewide policies and procedures, tracking systems, and ongoing compliance monitoring throughout the State’s prisons, county jails, parole units, and community-based parolee programs. He served as a subject matter expert for parole proceedings and events related to parole proceedings. Mr. Carvo retired from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) as the Supervisor/Manager of CDCR’s American Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation efforts statewide. Mr. Carvo holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento and a Juris Doctorate Degree from McGeorge School of Law.


Daniel L. Godinez

Daniel L. Godinez is a retired Correctional Peace Officer with over 32 years of experience working with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Currently, he is working as a consultant with SABOT Consulting, Criminal Justice Division.

Mr. Godinez commenced his career with CDCR as a Correctional Officer in January 1987 at California State Prison-Sacramento (SAC), a Custody Level IV facility. As a Correctional Officer, he was assigned to several security positions within the institution, including in the Administrative Segregation and Security Housing Units, as well as the Enhanced Outpatient Program.

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Paul L. Bishop

Mr. Bishop has more than 46 years of experience in the architectural profession. His practice transcends several areas of specialization, including traditional design services, code consulting and historic preservation.

Mr. Bishop has significant experience in the area of accessibility consulting and has provided accessibility consulting services for numerous architects, engineers, developers and contractors on difficult design problems. Mr. Bishop provides access compliance document review services for the California Division of the State Architect, Access Compliance Department for K-12, community college and State University system projects and State of California owned and leased buildings. He is currently providing access compliance document review and field inspection services for numerous projects at UC San Diego and San Diego State University.

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Julian Martinez

  • 35 years of experience in the justice system
  • 28 years of hands-on experience in CA adult prison system from Correctional Officer to Associate Warden in various correction institutions
  • Served as the Chief of Health Care Placement Unit in the Division of Correctional Healthcare Services and as the Chief of Court Compliance in the Office of Audits and Court Compliance in CA
  • Since retiring from CDCR in 2014, he has provided Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) consulting services to Santa Clara County Jail, Sacramento County Jail, Shasta County Jail, Michigan Department of Corrections, Orange County Jail, and the Santa Barbara County Jail. Worked as a court appointed monitor in Federal ADA litigation cases in Shasta County Jail in California, Santa Clara County Jail in California, Orange County Jail in California, Santa Barbara County Jail in California and the Michigan Department of Corrections in the State of Michigan.
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Rick Wells

  • 36 years of experience in the justice system.
  • 34 years of hands-on experience in the CA adult prison system from Correctional Officer to Deputy Director in various correctional institutions as well as for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Headquarters.
  • Served as Deputy Director (and previously as Chief) for the Office of Audits and Court Compliance for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).
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