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 Public Defender Staff

Public Defender Attorney Staff

C. Dawn Deaner - Metropolitan Public Defender - George Washington
Jerrilyn Manning - Deputy Public Defender - Nashville School of Law

William Allensworth - Asst. Public Defender - Boston College Law School
Beth Cruz - Asst. Public Defender - Vanderbilt University
Jeff DeVasher - Asst. Public Defender - Vanderbilt University
Laura Dykes - Asst. Public Defender - Vanderbilt University
Mike Engle - Asst. Public Defender - University of Tennessee
Katherine Esquivel - Asst. Public Defender - Harvard University
Virginia Foard - Asst. Public Defender - University of Calif., Berkley
Chaucey Fuller - Asst. Public Defender - Western New England School of Law
Laura Getz - Asst. Public Defender - Southern Methodist University
Brian Griffith - Asst. Public Defender - University of Memphis
Kevin Griffith - Asst. Public Defender - University of Memphis
Patrick Hakes - Asst. Public Defender -  Case Western Reserve University
Jennifer Hall - Asst. Public Defender - University of Tennessee
Kathryn L. Hansel - Asst. Public Defender - Northwestern University
Mary-Kathryn Harcombe - Asst. Public Defender - New York University
Melissa Harrison - Asst. Public Defender - Vanderbilt University
Randi Hess - Asst. Public Defender - Roger Williams University
Chad Hindman - Asst. Public Defender - Nashville School of Law
Ainka Sanders Jackson - Asst. Public Defender - Vanderbilt University
Martesha L. Johnson - Asst. Public Defender - University of Tennessee
Kevin Kelly - Asst. Public Defender - Vanderbilt University
Sarah King - Asst. Public Defender - Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Joan Lawson - Asst. Public Defender - Vanderbilt University
Diane McNamara - Asst. Public Defender - Northwestern University
Jim McNamara - Asst. Public Defender - North Carolina
Aisha McWeay - Asst. Public Defender - Vanderbilt University
Jared Mollenkof - Asst. Public Defender - Georgetown University Law Center
Kristin Neff - Asst. Public Defender - Indiana University
Rob Robinson - Asst. Public Defender - Kentucky
Sharon Ruiz - Asst. Public Defender - Stanford
Daniel Satterfield - Asst. Public Defender - Hofstra University School of Law
Jason Sexton - Asst. Public Defender - Vanderbilt University
Georgia Sims - Asst. Public Defender - Vanderbilt University
Aimee Solway - Asst. Public Defender - New York University
Kristin Stangl - Asst. Public Defender - Vanderbilt University
Richard Strong - Asst. Public Defender - University of Mississippi
LeAnne Sumner - Asst. Public Defender - University of Tennessee
Gary Tamkin - Asst. Public Defender - Vanderbilt University
Emma Tennent - Asst. Public Defender - Vanderbilt University
John Wiethe - Asst. Public Defender - Nashville School of Law
Katie Weiss - Asst. Public Defender - University of San Diego
Jonathan Wing - Asst. Public Defender - Pennsylvania

Public Defender Social Workers
Patricia S. Hayes, LCSW
Mary Ann Hea, LCSW
Jill Overton
Matthew T. Silvey, LCSW

Public Defender Investigator Staff
Marvin Powell
Luis Acevedo, Bilingual
Glen Arnold, Bilingual
Jill M. Fitcheard
Jim Tarter
John D. Terry




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