Abby Anna Batko-Taylor has worked with traumatized individuals for over a decade, including incarcerated women, Guatemalan refugees, and visually impaired students, and is currently a law and social work graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin.
Alex Bunin is the Chief Public Defender for Harris County, Texas. He was the Federal Public Defender for Northern New York, Vermont, and Southern Alabama. He is Board Certified in Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law in Texas. He co-authored O’Connor’s Federal Criminal Rules & Codes (Jones McClure 2013). Alex is a graduate of the South Texas College of Law.
Allen Place is going on his 34th year being a practicing Texas attorney. Since 1990, Allen’s practice has primarily focused on parole law. He served in the Texas Legislature from 1990 through 1999 and chaired the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence. In 1993, Allen was named one of the Ten Best Legislators by Texas Monthly magazine for his efforts during that session. Currently, Allen, author of the Texas Penal Code, is a lobbyist for TCDLA.
Andralee Lloyd graduated magna cum laude from California State University of Bakersfield in 2008, where she was the Marketing Student of the Year for 2007–2008. Andralee earned her JD at Baylor Law School in 2012 before joining the Albritton Law firm as an associate.
Andrea Marsh is the founder and executive director of Texas Fair Defense Project. At TFDP, she focuses on improving Texas’ public defense system and challenging policies that create modern-day debtors’ prisons filled with poor people who cannot afford to pay commercial bond fees and post-conviction fines and costs. She is a graduate of Tulane University and Yale Law School.
Andrew Forsythe graduated from UT Law School in 1978 and has practiced criminal law in Austin ever since. He and his wife Rosalinda have four great kids, two great sons-in-law, three wonderful grandkids, and three dogs, whose behavior varies.
Armando Simόn is a retired forensic psychologist with numerous publications in books, journals, and popular magazines.
Barrett A. Hansen has been a solo criminal law practitioner in Austin, Texas, since she retired from the Travis County DA’s Office in 2010. She received her JD from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1988.
Betsy Grubbs is a general practitioner in private practice in Houston and has been employed in the legal field since 1990 and was licensed in 2001. For more than 20 years she has tried many cases with Mr. Bradt in the civil and criminal arenas.