Craig M Cooley

Craig M Cooley

Craig M. Cooley served as a Staff Attorney with the Innocence Project in New York City for five years, where he represented indigent inmates from across the United States trying to prove their innocence with DNA testing. Mr. Cooley obtained DNA testing for several of his clients that ultimately exonerated 10 innocent prisoners. Prior to joining the Innocence Project, Mr. Cooley served as an Assistant Federal Defender in Las Vegas, Nevada where he represented Nevada death row inmates pursing federal habeas relief. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Cooley received his graduate degree in forensic science from the University of New Haven and his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh. During law school, Mr. Cooley served as an Investigator with the Office of the State Appellate Defenders, Death Penalty Trial Assistance Division in Chicago, Illinois, where he provided assistance on several cases affected by Governor George Ryan’s 2003 pardons and commutations. A graduate of Northwestern School of Law, Mr. Cooley has served as an adjunct professor of law at St. John’s School of Law, Hofstra School of Law, and Cardozo School of Law. His scholarship includes articles in Stanford Law & Policy Review, Indiana Law Journal, George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal, New England Law Review, and other law journals and reviews. Craig is currently a criminal defense attorney in private practice, with offices in North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

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