We are public defenders.

Our Staff

  • John Adelman

    John Adelman

    Attorney, CDP
  • Roshell Amezcua

    Roshell Amezcua

    Attorney, FDP
  • Angeline Andersen

    Angeline Andersen

    Attorney, CDP
  • Carmen Isaura Rodriguez Arroyo

    Carmen Isaura Rodriguez Arroyo

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Brian Arthur

    Brian Arthur

    Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Danisbel Avello

    Danisbel Avello

    Attorney, Civil Action Practice
  • Crystal Baker-Burr

    Crystal Baker-Burr

    Attorney, FDP
  • Aram Barikian

    Aram Barikian

    Attorney, CAP
  • MaryAnn Barile

    MaryAnn Barile

    Attorney, FDP
  • Keith Baumann

    Keith Baumann

    Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Nayantara Bhushan

    Nayantara Bhushan

    Attorney, CDP
  • Michael Bloch

    Michael Bloch

    Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Elizabeth Blumetti

    Elizabeth Blumetti

    Attorney, FDP
  • Jenn Rolnick Borchetta

    Jenn Rolnick Borchetta

    Deputy Director of Impact Litigation
  • Sarah Borsody

    Sarah Borsody

    Community Engagement Coordinator & Attorney, Immigration
  • Ryan Brewer

    Ryan Brewer

    Supervising Attorney, Immigration
  • Tania Brief

    Tania Brief

    Attorney, CDP
  • Christopher Britten

    Christopher Britten

    Attorney, CDP
  • Shanée Brown

    Shanée Brown

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Christopher Buerger

    Christopher Buerger

    Attorney, FDP
  • Ashley Burrell

    Ashley Burrell

    Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Amanda Carlin

    Amanda Carlin

    Fair Punishment Project Fellow
  • Aimee Carlisle

    Aimee Carlisle

    Attorney, CDP
  • Annie Carney

    Annie Carney

    Attorney, FDP
  • Matt Carroll

    Matt Carroll

    Attorney*, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Gloria Chacon

    Gloria Chacon

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Rebecca Chapman

    Rebecca Chapman

    Attorney, CDP
  • Breanne Chappell

    Breanne Chappell

    Attorney, CDP
  • Natasha Chokhani

    Natasha Chokhani

    Attorney, FDP
  • Erin Cloud

    Erin Cloud

    Team Leader and Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Rosa Cohen-Cruz

    Rosa Cohen-Cruz

    Supervising Attorney, Immigration
  • Shlomit Cohen

    Shlomit Cohen

    Attorney, FDP
  • Ilona Coleman

    Ilona Coleman

    Deputy Legal Director, CDP
  • Peter Coleman

    Peter Coleman

    Attorney, CDP
  • Otilda Colon

    Otilda Colon

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Alexandra Conlon

    Alexandra Conlon

    Attorney, CDP
  • Shannon Cumberbatch

    Shannon Cumberbatch

    Recruiting and Hiring Manager and Lecturer In Law, Columbia Holistic Defense Externship.
  • Frances Dávila

    Frances Dávila

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Anne Dean

    Anne Dean

    Forensic Practice Group Ballistics Specialist, Attorney, CDP
  • Julia Deutsch

    Julia Deutsch

    Attorney*, CDP
  • Colby Dillon

    Colby Dillon

    Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Courtney Dixon

    Courtney Dixon

    Attorney, CDP
  • Julie Doyle

    Julie Doyle

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Lenora Easter

    Lenora Easter

    Community Intake Attorney, CDP
  • Bardia Eshghi

    Bardia Eshghi

    Attorney, CDP
  • Morgan Everhart

    Morgan Everhart

    Attorney, CDP
  • Kelsey Feehan

    Kelsey Feehan

    Attorney, CAP
  • Ruben Fernandez

    Ruben Fernandez

    Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Mara Fleder

    Mara Fleder

    Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Mairin Fogarty

    Mairin Fogarty

    Attorney, CDP
  • Alice Fontier

    Alice Fontier

    Managing Director, CDP
  • Emily Galvin

    Emily Galvin

    Attorney, CDP
  • Carolina Garcia

    Carolina Garcia

    Law Graduate, CDP
  • Mariam Gaye

    Mariam Gaye

    Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Pedro Gerson

    Pedro Gerson

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Dawit Getachew

    Dawit Getachew

    Attorney, CDP
  • Conor Gleason

    Conor Gleason

    Supervising Attorney, Immigration
  • Robyn Goldberg

    Robyn Goldberg

    Adolecence Defense Project, CDP
  • Talia Gooding-Williams

    Talia Gooding-Williams

    Attorney*, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Jill Greco

    Jill Greco

    Attorney, CDP
  • Martha Grieco

    Martha Grieco

    Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Anisha Gupta

    Anisha Gupta

    Attorney, CDP
  • Brigitte Hamadey

    Brigitte Hamadey

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Daniel Hamburg

    Daniel Hamburg

    Attorney, CDP
  • Steven Hasty

    Steven Hasty

    Supervising Attorney, CAP
  • Whitney Hayes

    Whitney Hayes

    Attorney, CDP
  • Gwyneth Hesser

    Gwyneth Hesser

    Attorney, FDP
  • Mariam Hinds

    Mariam Hinds

    Attorney, CDP
  • Jessica Horan-Block

    Jessica Horan-Block

    Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Jonathan Hurley

    Jonathan Hurley

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Safia Hussain

    Safia Hussain

    Associate General Counsel
  • Pamela Itzkowitch

    Pamela Itzkowitch

    Attorney, CDP
  • Mia Jackson-Rosenthal

    Mia Jackson-Rosenthal

    Attorney, CDP
  • Kaitlin Jackson

    Kaitlin Jackson

    Attorney, CDP
  • Niji Jain

    Niji Jain

    Attorney, Impact Litigation Practice
  • Karume James

    Karume James

    Attorney, CDP
  • Debbie Jonas

    Debbie Jonas

    Attorney, FDP
  • Christina Joseph

    Christina Joseph

    Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Max Kampfner

    Max Kampfner

    Arraignments Supervisor, Attorney, CDP
  • Jeremy Kaplan-Lyman

    Jeremy Kaplan-Lyman

    Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Simmi Kaur

    Simmi Kaur

    Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Daniel Kay

    Daniel Kay

    Attorney, CDP
  • Saif Kazim

    Saif Kazim

    Attorney, CDP
  • Tony Keffler

    Tony Keffler

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Jim Keniff

    Jim Keniff

    Legal and Training Director, FDP
  • Stacey Kennard

    Stacey Kennard

    Education Attorney, CDP
  • Emma Ketteringham

    Emma Ketteringham

    Managing Director, FDP
  • George Kottas

    George Kottas

    Team Leader and Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Danielle Krumholz

    Danielle Krumholz

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Julia Lake

    Julia Lake

    Attorney, Civil Action Practice
  • Cristina Laramee

    Cristina Laramee

    Attorney, CDP
  • Christopher Lau

    Christopher Lau

    Attorney, CDP
  • Andrew Lee

    Andrew Lee

    Attorney*, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Annette Lee

    Annette Lee

    Team Leader and Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Courtney Lee

    Courtney Lee

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Melissa Lee

    Melissa Lee

    Attorney, CDP
  • Jacob Lemon-Strauss

    Jacob Lemon-Strauss

    Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Karen Leve

    Karen Leve

    Attorney, FDP
  • Craig Levine

    Craig Levine

    Director of Policy Reform
  • Scott Levy

    Scott Levy

    Special Counsel to CDP
  • Hannah Lieberman

    Hannah Lieberman

    Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
  • Mattie Liskow

    Mattie Liskow

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Deborah Lolai

    Deborah Lolai

    Attorney, CDP, LGBTQ Client Specialist
  • Malika Lubell-Doughtie

    Malika Lubell-Doughtie

    Attorney, CDP
  • Miriam Mack

    Miriam Mack

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Luis Mancheno

    Luis Mancheno

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Robyn Mar

    Robyn Mar

    Deputy Managing Director, CDP
  • Ann Mathews

    Ann Mathews

    Team Leader and Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Suchi Mathur

    Suchi Mathur

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Claire Mauksch

    Claire Mauksch

    Attorney, CDP
  • Avery McNeil

    Avery McNeil

    Attorney, CDP
  • Marika Meis

    Marika Meis

    Legal Director, CDP
  • Mary Anne Mendenhall

    Mary Anne Mendenhall

    Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Lauren Migliaccio

    Lauren Migliaccio

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Nathanael Miller

    Nathanael Miller

    Attorney, CDP
  • Jodi Morales-Vargas

    Jodi Morales-Vargas

    Attorney, CDP
  • Andrew Multer

    Andrew Multer

    Attorney, CDP
  • Michelle Nam

    Michelle Nam

    Attorney, CDP
  • Samuel Natale

    Samuel Natale

    Attorney, CDP
  • Alexandria Nedd

    Alexandria Nedd

    Law Graduate, FDP
  • Emma Noftz

    Emma Noftz

    Attorney, CDP
  • Eli Northrup

    Eli Northrup

    Attorney, CDP
  • Megan O’Byrne

    Megan O’Byrne

    Supervising Attorney, CAP
  • Renagh O’Leary

    Renagh O’Leary

    Attorney, CDP
  • Naomi Oberman-Breindel

    Naomi Oberman-Breindel

    Attorney, CDP
  • Joshua Occhiogrosso-Schwartz

    Joshua Occhiogrosso-Schwartz

    Attorney, CDP
  • Justine Olderman

    Justine Olderman

    Executive Director
  • Oded Oren

    Oded Oren

    Attorney, CDP
  • Sarah Deri Oshiro

    Sarah Deri Oshiro

    Managing Director, Immigration
  • Defne Ozgediz

    Defne Ozgediz

    Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Thanisha Pariage

    Thanisha Pariage

    Attorney, CDP
  • Abigail Parr

    Abigail Parr

    Attorney, CDP
  • Laurice Pearson

    Laurice Pearson

    Attorney, FDP
  • Ilana Perlman

    Ilana Perlman

    Attorney, FDP
  • Thomas Peterson

    Thomas Peterson

    Attorney, CDP
  • Angelo Petrigh

    Angelo Petrigh

    Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Annie Pineda

    Annie Pineda

    Director, Pro Bono
  • Clara Presler

    Clara Presler

    Attorney, FDP
  • Jessica Prince

    Jessica Prince

    Attorney, FDP
  • Emily Prokesch

    Emily Prokesch

    Supervising Attorney, False Confessions Specialist, CDP
  • Juan Cristobal Quevedo

    Juan Cristobal Quevedo

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Shakeer Rahman

    Shakeer Rahman

    Skadden Fellow, Impact Litigation Practice
  • Runa Rajagopal

    Runa Rajagopal

    Managing Director, Civil Action Practice
  • Marc Ramirez

    Marc Ramirez

    Attorney, CDP
  • Molly Reis

    Molly Reis

    Attorney, CDP
  • Seann Riley

    Seann Riley

    Project Director, Center for Holistic Defense and Lecturer-in-law, Columbia Holistic Defense Externship
  • Hannah Rosenthal

    Hannah Rosenthal

    Attorney, CDP
  • Jeremiah Rygus

    Jeremiah Rygus

    Attorney, CDP
  • Megan Sallomi

    Megan Sallomi

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Avinash Samarth

    Avinash Samarth

    Attorney, CDP
  • Alicia Sanchez-Ramirez

    Alicia Sanchez-Ramirez

    Attorney, CDP
  • Miriam Schachter

    Miriam Schachter

    Law Graduate, FDP
  • Erin Schechter

    Erin Schechter

    Team Leader and Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Olivia Scheck

    Olivia Scheck

    Attorney, CDP
  • Jenny Semmel

    Jenny Semmel

    Supervising Mental Health Attorney, CDP
  • David Shalleck-Klein

    David Shalleck-Klein

    Attorney, FDP
  • Michael Shannon

    Michael Shannon

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Adam Shoop

    Adam Shoop

    Legal Director, CAP
  • Brian Shupak

    Brian Shupak

    Attorney, CDP
  • Amalea Smirniotopoulos

    Amalea Smirniotopoulos

    Team Leader & Supervising Attorney, CDP
  • Karen Smolar

    Karen Smolar

    Trial Chief
  • Fallon Speaker

    Fallon Speaker

    Attorney, FDP
  • Gregg Stankewicz

    Gregg Stankewicz

    Director of the Adolescent Defense Project and Attorney, CDP
  • Jessica Swensen

    Jessica Swensen

    Supervising Attorney, Immigration
  • Leila Tabbaa

    Leila Tabbaa

    Attorney, FDP
  • Luisa Tamez

    Luisa Tamez

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Lauren Teichner

    Lauren Teichner

    Team Leader and Attorney, CDP
  • Sidney Thaxter

    Sidney Thaxter

    Digital Forensics Unit, Investigator Supervisor
  • Michael Thomas

    Michael Thomas

    Community Intake Attorney, CDP
  • Elizabeth Tuttle

    Elizabeth Tuttle

    Attorney, FDP
  • Claire Urban

    Claire Urban

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Angharad Vaughan

    Angharad Vaughan

    Attorney, CDP
  • Nicole Velazquez

    Nicole Velazquez

    Attorney, FDP
  • Marta Velez

    Marta Velez

    Attorney, Immigration
  • Anne Venhuizen

    Anne Venhuizen

    Team Leader and Supervising Attorney, FDP
  • Karla Vergara-Perez

    Karla Vergara-Perez

    Attorney, Family Defense Practice
  • Paul Vernon

    Paul Vernon

    Attorney, DNA Specialist, CDP
  • Kara Wallis

    Kara Wallis

    Attorney, FDP
  • Hannah Weinstein

    Hannah Weinstein

    Attorney, FDP
  • Alyssa Work

    Alyssa Work

    Attorney, CDP
  • Katie Wozencroft

    Katie Wozencroft

    Training Director, CDP
  • Michele Yankson

    Michele Yankson

    Attorney, CAP
  • Caitlin York

    Caitlin York

    Attorney, CDP
  • Keli Young

    Keli Young

    Attorney Generalist
  • Pezhmon Zaiim

    Pezhmon Zaiim

    Attorney, CDP
  • Daniel Zeidman

    Daniel Zeidman

    Attorney, CDP
  • Saul Zipkin

    Saul Zipkin

    Appellate Attorney, FDP