Profile: edward.j.ungvarsky

Edward J. Ungvarsky is Principal with Ungvarsky Law, PLLC in Alexandria, Virginia with white collar and criminal defense representation in Washington, DC, Virginia, and federal courts. Ed frequently lectures on issues related to the ethics and professional responsibility, the death penalty, trial advocacy, and forensic science evidence and expert testimony; and he is a supervising attorney in the DC Law Students in Court clinical trial program. Ed serves on the faculties of Harvard Law School's Trial Advocacy Workshop, National College of Capital Voir Dire, NACDL's Making the Case for Life, and NLADA's Life in the Balance. Among Ed's 16 publications, he has written for the NAPD Blog. Ed is an aggressive, experienced criminal defense who is frequently called upon by other lawyers for guidance and consultation. After graduating from law school, Ed clerked in Montgomery, Alabama for the Honorable Frank M. Johnson, Jr., on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Ed received his B.A. from Wesleyan University and his J.D. from Yale Law School. Ed received the 2014 NLADA Kutak-Dodds Award for his extraordinary work for justice over his career and the 2017-18 Bill Geimer Award from the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse for his excellent advocacy. Ed is licensed to practice in Washington, DC, Virginia, New, York, New Jersey, and practices in federal court nationwide, principally in the Eastern and Western District of Virginia, the DC District Court, and the District Court for Maryland, both in Baltimore and Greenbelt. Ed can be reached at and




July 1, 2018: General Registration opens for the “WE THE DEFENDERS” TRAINING CONFERENCE,  November 26-29, 2018, Indianapolis, IN

Due to overwhelming demand, NAPD will again offer this comprehensive Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate training experience! The program will include one track for Investigators and a separate track for Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates.  Hear from nationally recognized experts who will share their knowledge on a wide range of topics relevant to the work you do each and every day.  Network with other criminal defense practitioners from around the country and find your tribe. Registration closes Septemebr 3.
This one of a kind conference is developed through surveys of the registrants.   You have a say in what sessions are offered and will have multiple options during the conference.
Click here to watch as the schedule develops based on your suggestions.
Click here to see the faculty list. 
Click here to register for the Investigator Conference Track.
Click here to register for the Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate Conference Track.
Click here to make a hotel reservation at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.

January 23, 2018: In response to US Attorney General Jeff Session's reversal of prior policy on the imposition of fines and fees for criminal defendants, NAPD submitted the following letter on behalf of the public defender community. You can read the letter HERE

January 17, 2018: The 2018 NAPD Investigators Conference and 2018 Social Workers & Sentencing Advocates Institute (March 26-29, 2018 in Denver, CO) are now at full capacity and closed for registration. A wait list is being developed.

November 28, 2017: NAPD has uploaded videos of the presentations from the 2017 NAPD Workloads Conference in St. Louis (held November 17-18). Members can access these valuable presentations on MyGideon by logging into their NAPD account.