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Gary Davis has been a senior attorney since 1989 at the Associated Counsel for the Accused-Seattle office. He concentrates his practice on complex felony litigation, including criminal procedure and death penalty cases. He helps lead the Felony Division in criminal cases. He has been lead trial counsel in complex litigation cases, which includes clients charged with capital offenses. Gary has represented clients in death penalty matters since 2000 and has successfully negotiated the removal of the death penalty option on 6 capital cases. Gary currently assists in the supervision of ACAs felony division and has coordinated the education and training for both the misdemeanor and felony units. Gary is a currently a member of the Washington State Defenders Association (WDA), the Washington State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL), and a board member of the National Association for Public Defense death penalty committee (NAPD).

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July 1, 2017: NAPD announces Save the Date for 2017 Workloads Institute, to be held at SLU Law School (St. Louis, MO) on November 17-18, 2017. Click HERE for a brochure with details and faculty!
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April 16, 2017: 60 Minutes' Anderson Cooper features the Orleans Public Defenders and NAPD General Counsel in a substantive segment about public defenders' excessive workloads, pervasive injustice, and the obligation of defenders to resist the "conveyer belt" of mass-incarceration. You can watch the compelling segment HERE 

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On March 18, 2017 - the 54th anniversary of the Gideon v. Wainright decision - NAPD published its Foundational Principles, which are recommended to NAPD members and other persons and organizations interested in advancing the cause of equal justice for accused persons.