Our Staff

Federal Public Defender

Jeffrey M. Byers

First Assistant Federal Public Defender

Emma Rolls

Trial Unit

Assistant Federal Public Defenders

Bonnie Blumert
Frances Ekwerekwu
JP Hill
Taylor McLawhorn
Traci Rhone
Julia Summers
Kyle Wackenheim

Research and Writing Specialist

Laura Deskin

Capital Habeas Unit

Assistant Federal Public Defenders

Katrina Conrad-Legler
Callie Heller
Tom Hird
Tricia Russell

CJA Administration

Tiece Dempsey,CJA Resource Counsel
Kim S. Taylor,CJA Supervising Attorney