Nanzella Whitfield

Board of Directors, Second Vice President
Executive Committee

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Nanzella Whitfield is a career public defender who enjoys a reputation as a brilliant trial lawyer. Nan has served in the office of the Los Angeles County Public Defender for 30 years, during which time she has tried hundreds of cases, including the highest level felonies. She has received numerous accolades for her work, including recognition as Defense Attorney of the Year by the Los Angeles County Bar Association in 2011 and one of the Top 75 Female Litigators in the State of California in 2008. Nan has served as faculty at countless training programs seeking to elevate standards of practice in the criminal defense bar. Nan Whitfield earned her undergraduate degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her law degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law.

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