Public Defenders Committee

MANDATE: To represent the interests of the College in the training of public defenders. In performing its work, the Committee may assist the State and Province Committees in identifying public defenders who may be qualified for admission to Fellowship.

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Committee Members

Image of Kathryn N. Nester

Kathryn N. Nester

Chair

Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.

San Diego, CA

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Rebecca L. Hudsmith

Vice Chair

Federal Public Defender

Lafayette, LA

Image of David Beneman

David Beneman

Member

Federal Public Defender, Dist of Maine

Portland, ME

Image of Kevin L. Butler

Kevin L. Butler

Member

Birmingham, AL

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Amy P. Campanelli

Member

Cook County Public Defender Office

Chicago, IL

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Theresa M. Chernosky

Member

Office of the Public Defender, Maryland

Rockville, MD

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Miriam Conrad

Member

Federal Public Defender

Boston, MA

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Paul B. DeWolfe

Member

Office of the Public Defender, Maryland

Baltimore, MD

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Maurice C. Grant II

Member

Office of the Public Defender, Middle District of Florida

Jacksonville, FL

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Steven L. Harmon

Member

Law Offices of the Public Defender, Riverside County

Riverside, CA

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Carey Haughwout

Member

Public Defender Office, 15th Judicial Circuit, Florida

West Palm Beach, FL

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Catherine Henry

Member

Federal Community Defender Office, Eastern District of PA

Philadelphia, PA

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Celeste S. Higgins

Member

Higgins Law Firm

Miami, FL

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A. J. Kramer

Member

Federal Public Defender

Washington, DC

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Mary Kay Lanthier

Member

Rutland County Public Defender's Office

Rutland, VT

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Michael J. Lightfoot

Member

Federal Public Defender's Office, Central Dist of California

Los Angeles, CA

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Andrew H. Mohring

Member

Federal Defender's Office, Dist. of MN

Minneapolis, MN

Image of Kevin J. O'Connell

Kevin J. O'Connell

Member

Office of Defense Services

Wilmington, DE

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Rosalie A. Roy

Member

Colorado State Public Defender's Office

Colorado Springs, CO

Image of Claudia S. Saari

Claudia S. Saari

Member

DeKalb County Public Defender's Office

Decatur, GA

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Jon M. Sands

Member

Federal Public Defender, District of Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

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V. Natasha Perdew Silas

Member

Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Georgia

Atlanta, GA

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Leigh M. Skipper

Member

Federal Community Defender Office, Eastern District of PA

Philadelphia, PA

Image of Mark E. Stephens

Mark E. Stephens

Member

Law Office of Mark Stephens

Knoxville, TN

Image of David H. Thomas

David H. Thomas

Member

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Columbus, OH

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Larry R. Tipton

Member

Committee for Public Counsel Services

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Larry H. Krantz

Regent

Krantz & Berman LLP

New York, NY