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.
Pattern Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses: A Trial Strategy & Resource Guide
In a criminal trial, cross-examination of the prosecution’s forensic expert may make the difference between victory or defeat.
2020 Sample Motions Collection Update
NACDL’s 2020 Sample Motions Collection is the follow-up to our wildly popular 2019 Sample Motions Collection and contains the newest and most recent additions to our ever-expanding Sample Motions library.
State v. Stone - A Case Study on Child Sexual Molestation & Sexual Battery
The criminal defense attorney tasked with defending such a case has to be prepared to not only show reasonable doubt, but to answer this question: If it did not happen, how is it that the child believes it did happen?
POZNER ON CROSS: Advanced Cross of Experts & Officers in DUI Cases
It’s not your strong opening argument. It’s not how many of your impassioned objections the judge sustains. It’s not even how you tie your theory of the case together with a dazzling closing statement bow. What wins your trial is your cross.
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