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Lee Pacchia is the Founder and CEO of Mimesis Law which covers the business, practice and culture of Law, as well as Mimesis Labs which partners with companies and organizations to design, create and leverage video content. Previously, Lee helped design and launch the multimedia channel for Bloomberg Law. From designing the product to hosting and producing three WebTV shows a week, Lee helped guide the project to become one of the most visible media platforms in American legal journalism. Prior to joining Bloomberg Law, Lee clerked for the Hon. Raymond T. Lyons in the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey. Lee holds a JD from New York Law School and a BA from Wesleyan University. He lives in New York City.
Matthew Brown is a lawyer and co-owner of Brown & Little, P.L.C., a small law firm located in Tempe, Arizona. He has been licensed since 2007 and practices exclusively in the area of criminal defense, representing clients both at trial and on appeal in misdemeanors as well as felonies in tribal, state, and federal courts throughout Arizona. Matt is rated 10/10 by Avvo.com and has presented classes for the Arizona Public Defender Association and Lorman Education Services. His writings have been published by Thomson Reuters, the East Valley Tribune, and the Record Reporter, and he has offered commentary for MSNBC and Phoenix’s NBC 12 News. He has been blogging since 2008 at Tempe Criminal Defense. Twitter
Alex Bunin is the Chief Public Defender for Harris County, Texas. Previously, he was the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of New York. In 1999, he was appointed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to establish Federal Public Defender offices in the Districts of Northern New York and Vermont. He sits on the Advisory Board of THE CHAMPION magazine. He serves on the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Board of Directors and committees on Federal Rules, Electronic Case Filing, and Fourth Amendment Advocacy. As well as having written law review articles on federal sentencing and the death penalty, he is co-author of O’CONNOR’S FEDERAL CRIMINAL RULES & CODES (O’Connor 2012).
Jessica Gabel Cino is an associate professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, where she teaches courses on forensic evidence, evidence forensic medicine, and contracts. Prior to joining Georgia State, she clerked for Hon. Peter T. Fay, Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. While practicing in San Francisco at Covington & Burling LLP, she focused on white-collar crime and death penalty cases. She also taught evidence and forensic evidence as an adjunct professor at the University of California Hastings School of Law. Twitter
Noel Erinjeri was born and raised in Flint, MI. Given that his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) was in physics, when he got to law school, he thought he’d end up in patent law. Actually taking a patent law class cured him of that ambition, but he found criminal law and constitutional law much more interesting. After graduating in 2008, he got a job as an Assistant Public Defender in Fulton, Missouri. He returned to Michigan in 2014 and now practices at Rockind Law. Twitter
Andrew Fleischman is an appellate public defender in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from the Georgia State University College of Law, and spent a year in private DUI defense before entering public service. America’s criminal justice system continues to surprise him, not always pleasantly. Twitter
Jeff Gamso was once an English professor, was at one time the Legal Director of the ACLU of Ohio, and was for many years engaged in the private practice of law representing all sorts of people the government thought were miscreants including a fair number it wanted to, planned to, and in a few cases eventually did execute. He still represents folks the government accuses of crimes and in some cases hopes to put to death, but he’s a public defender these days, so can’t be hired. (He’d like to think he could never be bought.) Nothing he writes here is endorsed by the public defender’s office where he works, but the bosses probably agree with some of it. Along with writing at Fault Lines, he has another blog, Gamso – For the Defense; the PD’s office doesn’t endorse that one, either.
Lou Hayes, Jr. has been a full-time municipal police officer in the Chicago area since 1998. His current and previous assignments include: uniformed patrol, crisis intervention team, tactical/SWAT, training, and criminal investigations. As a member of The Virtus Group, his responsibilities are focused on strategic thinking, adaptability, training curriculum design, and creative decision-making. Lou‘s study includes generalism, emotional intelligence, adult learning, human performance under stress, and complex adaptive systems. His relentless asking of challenging questions that begin with How and Why have earned him the nickname “Tactical Philosopher.” Follow him on Twitter at @LouHayesJr.
Andrew J. King is an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney under Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney Carol O’Brien. Prior to this position, Andrew was a public defender that represented capital clients in a range of litigation and also a CJA panel attorney for the Sixth Circuit. Andrew served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Roger L. Kline. Andrew’s other judicial-related experience includes serving as an extern for both Supreme Court of Ohio Justice Terrence O’Donnell and U.S. Court for Southern District Court of Ohio, Judge Algenon L. Marbley. Andrew received a B.A. degree from The Ohio State University and received his J.D., summa cum laude, from Capital University Law School. He is a member of the bars of the Supreme Court of Ohio, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and both the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Ohio and the Northern District of Ohio. Andrew is a past associate editor of the Capital University Law School Law Review and is the author of several published legal articles. Twitter
Murray Newman is a Native Texan, born in Bryan, Texas, growing up across the street from the elected District Attorney. He attended Texas A&M University, graduating with a B.A. in History in 1995 before attending law school at the University of Houston. In 1999, he joined the Harris County District Attorney’s Office where he would rise to the level of Felony District Court Chief. Murray left the D.A.’s Office in December of 2008 and has been practicing criminal defense ever since. He lives in Houston with his wife and two sons. Twitter
Gregory J. Prickett is an attorney in Fort Worth handling criminal defense, DWI defense, and family law. Prior to becoming an attorney, Greg served over 20 years as a police officer and supervisor. He holds a master peace officer and instructor certifications from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He was also a sobriety test instructor, an intoxilizer operator, and a firearms instructor. His assignments included patrol, investigations, training, and administration. After his police career, he attended the Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, earning his juris doctorate and becoming a member of the bar. He also holds both an associate and bachelor’s degree from Excelsior College, earned while he served in the military. Greg retired from the USAF Reserves as a captain, following a career in the Army Guard and the Air Guard, where he served as a paratrooper, in the mechanized infantry, and in the USAF security police. Greg has two children and twelve grandchildren.
Christopher Seaton is a criminal defense and domestic relations attorney in Knoxville, Tennessee. He earned his Rule 31 mediation certification and opened his own mediation practice before attaining his law license and has spoken around the country on various topics ranging from the use of body language identifiers in negotiations to the role of trust in mediations. When not enjoying a good novel, practicing sleight of hand, or playing with his two children. Twitter
Born and raised in Florida, Ken Womble studied Criminology & Criminal Justice at FSU before earning his law degree from Northeastern University. After law school, Ken moved to New York to work for almost a decade as a public defender. He is now a partner at Moore Zeman Womble, LLP. He now calls Brooklyn home. Twitter
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