D’Anthony V. Thedford is a career-long criminal defense attorney who is now at Thedford Garber Law, a Chicago criminal defense and civil rights firm. Tony began his legal career as a Cook County public defender, where he served for eight years before starting his own law practice. He has extensive state and federal criminal defense experience as well as experience representing plaintiffs in civil rights litigation. Tony served as the director of trial advocacy under Dean Andrea Lyon at Valparaiso School of Law and serves on the CJA panel for the Northern District of Illinois. He has been active in numerous bar groups, and is the Immediate Past President of the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Tony earned his undergraduate degree from Southern College and his law degree from the University of Alabama School 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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