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Born in Nashville, Tennessee. B.A. (political science), Vanderbilt University, 1971; J.D., Vanderbilt University, 1974. Private practice with emphasis on criminal law and civil liberties 1975-1985, Nashville. Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Tennessee, July, 1985- present. Acting Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Tennessee, February 1995 - July 1996 and for the Western District of Michigan, May 1997 - September 1998. Member, Advisory Committee on Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, U.S. Judicial Conference, 1994-99; Founding President, Association of Federal Defenders,1995-98. Member: American Bar Association since 1971 (Chair, Defense Services Committee, Criminal Justice Section, 1990-93; member, Council of Criminal Justice Section, 1993-96; member Steering Committee, ABA Post Conviction Death Penalty Representation Project, 1994-98); Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers since 1975(Board member, 1978-1994, President 1984-5); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers since 1975(Co-chair, Death Penalty Committee, 1991-2); Chair, Board of Directors, Capital Case Resource Center of Tennessee, 1988-95; Chair, Death Penalty Working Group of the Defender Services Advisory Group 1987 - 2007 and 2010 - 2014. Recipient of National Association of Federal Defenders’ Terence F. MacCarthy Award, 2015. Faculty member of Assistant Federal Defender Orientation program and regular presenter at national, regional and local CJA training events. Blessed with loving family, talented co-workers, good friends and stimulating clients.

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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.
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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

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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. 
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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
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