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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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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.

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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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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.
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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.
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