John Niland

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A 1971 UT Law School graduate, John Niland initially practiced in El Paso, where he was President of the El Paso Young Lawyers Association and chosen Outstanding Young Lawyer. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Young Lawyers and past Director of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. From 1992 until February of 2000, John practiced law in Kentucky, during which time he was contract manager for Kentucky’s Department of Public Advocacy (DPA).

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March 2011 Feature Story
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

This article addresses the mental health issue of Reactive Attachment Disorder a defense counsel might encounter when representing the person charged with a serious crime, particularly a capital crime. Reactive Attachment Disorder is a major personality disorder and a condition that impacts many of those in the criminal justice system.