Contributors

Christina T. Kline

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Christina T. Kline is an associate attorney at the litigation firm Lorandos Joshi in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She earned a bachelor’s degree with high honors from the University of California, Berkeley. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law magna cum laude. She was instrumental in building the DNA defense in this case.

Christopher L. Tritico

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Christopher L. Tritico received his bachelors degree at Sam Houston State University and his JD at South Texas College of Law. He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas, NACDL, and the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, where he was president in 2012. Named a Texas Super Lawyer in 2003–2017 by Texas Monthly magazine, Chris was also recognized in National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, 2012–2017, among many other honors. Chris began his career as an associate of Racehorse Haynes before opening his own firm.

Chuck Lanehart

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Chuck Lanehart has chaired the Lubbock Area Bar Association’s Courthouse Security Committee since its formation in 2012. He is a shareholder in the Lubbock firm of Chappell, Lanehart & Stangl, PC, where he has practiced law since 1977. A 1977 graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law, Chuck is a former director of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is a recipient of the TCDLA President’s Commendation for “Outstanding Service to the Citizen Accused,” and has been honored for his service to the TCDLA Strike Force.

Clay S. Conrad

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Clay S. Conrad graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with honors in 1995, and has studied the criminal trial jury extensively since law school.  His 1998 work on the history of the criminal trial jury, Jury Nullification: The Evolution of a Doctrine, was re-released by the Cato Institute in October 2013.

Clinton Henry

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Clinton Henry is one of the world’s leading cyber security and identify theft experts. Known for his engaging keynotes and insightful perspective on business and personal cyber security, Clinton has amassed a loyal following of business and IT executives who look to him for guidance on how to protect their corporate profits and reputation from attack or compromise. Contact him directly at (650) 636-7890 or clinton@clintonhenry.com.

Craig Jett

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Craig Jett received his JD degree from SMU in 1977. He is a past president of the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, a past chair of the Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, a past president of TCDLA, and a past chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Texas. Craig has been board certified as a specialist in criminal law since 1986. In 2006 he argued Dixon v. United States before the United States Supreme Court. He is proud to be in his 37th year as a member of TCDLA.

Cynthia L. Hampton

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Cynthia L. Hampton practices appellate law in Austin. She formerly served as the Assistant Executive Director and General Counsel for TCDLA, where she authored the Appellate Manual, Code Books, and either co-authored or edited the Association’s other publications. A native Austinite, she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio. She has been Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1994. Notable published decisions include In Re Bowen, __S.W.3d__ (Tex.Crim.App. Nos.

Cynthia Orr

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Cynthia Orr earned a BBA from the University of Texas and a JD from St. Mary’s University. Past President of TCDLA and NACDL, she is currently Vice-Chair-At-Large, American Bar Association (2010–present); Representative, ­American Bar Association House of Delegates (2011–present); Member, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Committee Section (2001–present); Member, American Bar Association Prosecution and Defense Standards Task Force for Rewriting the Standards [New version being approved] (2006–present); and Member, American Bar Association Standards Committee (2006–present).

Dan Cogdell

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Dan Cogdell received a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and his JD from the South Texas College of Law. His peers have voted him one of the “Best Lawyers In America” since 1996, and he has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” since 2003. Dan, who the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association has named “Lawyer of the Year,” has been involved in a series of high-profile trials, including Enron and the Branch Davidian case. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer everywhere from UT to Harvard, appearing as well on national and international television.

David E. Moore

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David E. Moore, a sixth-generation East Texan, is a partner in the firm Holmes & Moore, PLLC. In the 1980s he served as an assistant district attorney in Gregg County, named Narcotics Prosecutor of the Year for the North Texas Region in 1988, then as chief prosecutor for the 188th District Court. David received his BA from Baylor University and his JD from the Baylor University School of Law in 1984.