Major Crimes Division

Melisa McNeill

Chief Assistant Public Defender

Melisa McNeill

Melisa McNeill

Major Crimes

The Assistant Public Defenders assigned to the Major Crimes Division are responsible for handling the most serious felonies—those punishable by life imprisonment or death. In addition to handling individual case responsibilities, these highly-experienced trial attorneys mentor newer Assistant Public Defenders.

Capital litigators provide competent, effective representation in the trial and sentencing phases of criminal cases in which the prosecution seeks the death penalty. Professional standards, including those of the American Bar Association and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, dictate the extraordinary level of preparation required for effective representation in death penalty cases.

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