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John Gross

John Gross

Expert on criminal defense practice, defense ethics and public defense systems.

Clinical Associate Professor; Director, Public Defender Project Law School Work: 608-262-9859 — Home and cell phones available upon request


  • Expert on the practice of criminal defense including best practices for defending the accused.
  • Expert on the ethics of criminal defense including the ethical obligations of defense counsel to provide zealous representation.
  • Expert on public defense systems designed to provide counsel to those who are too poor to hire counsel.


  • Former Indigent Defense Counsel to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Director of Policy and Practice for the Defender Association of Philadelphia.
  • Former Director of Criminal Defense Clinics at Syracuse University College of Law and the University of Alabama School of Law.
  • Former staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society, Manhattan Criminal Defense Division.
  • Author of multiple reports on the state of indigent defense as well as law review articles on criminal procedure, public defense and civil rights.
  • Currently retained by the State of Idaho's Public Defense Commission as an expert on indigent defense systems and attorney performance.