Faculty

The Gideon’s Promise faculty is comprised of distinguished attorneys who donate their time and resources to mentor and instruct our community of public defenders in the integration of our values and curriculum.

The Gideon’ s Promise faculty consists of current and former public defenders who volunteer to teach Summer and Winter Training Institute(s), serve as mentors in our Core 101 Program and as ambassadors for the organization in the legal, corporate, grantor and non-profit communities. Our current faculty includes the following attorneys:

 

Jenny Andrews*
California
Faculty since 2014

Landon Antelman
Arizona
Alumni Class of 2014

Cathy Bennett*
Alaska 
Faculty since 2008

Carmen Brooks
Colorado 
Alumni Class of 2012

Mark Loudon-Brown
Georgia 
Faculty since 2018

Samantha Buckingham
California 
Faculty since 2012

Yasmin Cader
California 
Faculty since 2018

Violeta Chapin*
Colorado 
Faculty since 2010

Yohance Christie 
Nebraska 

Chris Flood 
New York 
Faculty since 2010

Melanie Foote*
Kentucky 
Faculty since 2017

Devin Franklin 
Georgia 
Alumni Class of 2010 

Patrice Fulcher*
Maryland
Faculty since 2007

Shawn Geiger
Colorado 
Faculty since 2012

LaMer Kyle Griffiths
Oklahoma
Faculty since 2017

Patrick Hakes
Tennessee 
Alumni Class of 2011

Jacinta Hall 
Tennessee
Alumni Class of 2008

Brandi Harden 
Washington D.C.
Faculty since 2007

Kenneth Hardin 
Texas 
Alumni Class of 2012

Atteeyah Hollie 
Georgia 
Alumni Class of 2010 

Ray Ibarra 
Kentucky 
Alumni Class of 2011 

David Klaus*
California 
Faculty since 2018

Aisha McWeay 
Oklahoma 
Alumni Class of 2010 

Sean Maher*
New York 
Faculty since 2007

William Montross*
Washington D.C. 
Faculty since 2009

Mary Moriarty* 
Minnesota  
Faculty since 2007

Zanele Ngubeni
Georgia 
Alumni Class of 2007 

Masie Osteen 
South Carolina 
Alumni Class of 2014 

Chanta’ Parker 
Michigan  
Alumni Class of 2008 

David Patton*
New York  
Faculty since 2008

Heather Pinckney
Washington D.C. 
Faculty since 2007

Jennifer Selleti 
New Jersey 
Faculty since 2017

 

Jeff Sherr
Kentucky 
Faculty since 2007

Georgia Sims
Tennessee 
Alumni Class of 2011 

David Singleton 
Ohio 
Faculty since 2008

Lori James-Townes*
Maryland  
Faculty since 2012

Collette Tvedt
Colorado 
Faculty since 2015

Dehlia Umunna*
Massachusetts 
Faculty since 2007

Andre Vitale 
New York  
Faculty since 2012

Sara Whitaker 
West Virginia 
Alumni Class of 2012

Glover Wright 
Tennessee 
Alumni Class of 2013 

*Directors of curriculum development

Faculty Requirements

“I wanted to thank you and the Gideon’s Promise attorneys for a remarkable day at Yale Law School. They were courageous, honest, and mission-driven. Watching the students’ faces as your attorneys spoke was magical. “

James Forman, Jr. — J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law Yale Law School
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