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Picture1974, Colorado, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1981, New York and U.S. Supreme Court; 1990, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1991, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; 1999, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

University of Denver, J.D.

American Bar Association (Member, Criminal Justice Section Council, 2000-2004); American Board of Criminal Lawyers (ABCL) (Fellow, Member, Board of Governors, 1994-2004); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)(Life Member, Board of Directors, 1995-2001; Secretary, 2002-2003; Treasurer, 2003-2004; Co-Chair, Legislative Committee; Co-Chair/Vice-Chair, Internet and Innocence Project Committees, 1995-2004); Colorado Criminal Defense Bar.

Teaching Positions: Lecturer in Law, University of Denver College of Law, Wrongful Convictions; Criminal Defense, 2001-2003. Honors, Awards: Selected by National Institute of Justice, U.S. Dept. of Justice, to serve on Technical Working Group for Eyewitness Evidence, 1998-2000; Selected by United States Sentencing Commission — oral testimony on federal drug sentencing guidelines, August 12, 1996, Denver, CO; Selected by House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, — oral and written congressional testimony on federal marijuana sentencing laws on behalf of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), March, 1996, Washington, D.C.; Recipient of the first annual Marshall Stern Award for Outstanding Legislative Achievement, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1995; Selected by Chief Judge Richard P. Matsch, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, to serve (1994) and to chair (1995) the Court’s Standing Committee on the Criminal Justice Act. Lectures: Over fifty, list available upon request. Publications: Co-Author, “USA Patriot Act of 2001: An Analysis,” LexisNexis Publishing, 2002; NACDL Champion: “Legislation”, Regular Column, 1995-2000. Member: Martindale-Hubbell- Lexis-Nexis Legal Advisory Board, 1996-2007. Media (Legal Analysis): MSNBC Legal Analyst, 1997-1999; Frequent analyst for MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, CNBC, Court TV, 1996-2008; Internet Journalist, 2002-2010.

New York, N.Y.