Profile: keir.bradford.grey

The Defender Association of Philadelphia is a criminal, indigent defense law firm committed to the belief that everyone, regardless of income deserves the highest quality legal counsel.  Since 2015, Keir Bradford-Grey has served as the Chief Defender. Under her leadership, the Defender has expanded its mission beyond producing highly-skilled criminal trial lawyers to also developing highly-skilled advocates; multi-dimensional advocacy that doesn’t solely occur at trial, but also at the pre-trial and post-trial stages. Through Ms. Bradford-Grey’s vision, the Defender engages in the communities that it serves and raises awareness regarding matters of social justice and developing strategies to create systemic change.  Ms. Bradford-Grey holds a law degree from Ohio Northern University and began her career as a trial lawyer at the Defender Association in 1999 before becoming a Delaware Federal Public Defender in 2007. In 2012, she became Chief Defender for the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office.




December 15, 2018: Registration is now open for NAPD's Spring Events:
  • Executive Leadership Insitute (Frankfort, KY)
  • Train the Trainer (Frankfort, KY)
  • "We the Defenders" Investigators Conference (Biloxi, MS)
  • "We the Defenders" Social Workers/Sentencing AdvocatesConference (Biloxi, MS)
  • Team Mitigation Institute (Atlanta, GA)
Click on Events Tab for more info and to register.

October 30, 2018: NAPD releases a video about its achievements over the 5 years since forming in November in 2013. This films was coordinated by NAPD Steering Committee Member and San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi and debuted at the Racial Justice Training and 5 Year Celebration in Baltimore, Maryland. You can watch the video HERE

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

You can watch a video about the event HERE 

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. 

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