Addy R. Schmitt is a member of Miller & Chevalier, Chartered, where she serves as vice chair of the Litigation Department and represents individuals and corporations in all aspects of criminal investigations and prosecutions, including internal investigations, grand jury proceedings, trials, sentencing, and postconviction proceedings. Addy also handles complex civil litigation. Before joining the firm, Addy Schmitt served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where she represented various executive agencies and employees at all stages of litigation. She began her legal career as an associate for Dickstein Shapiro, LLP, and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Emmet G. Sullivan on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Addy is very active in the D.C. legal community: she has served on numerous prominent committees, including the D.C. Judicial Nominations Committee by appointment of President Obama, and on the selection panels for magistrate judges for both the U.S. District Court and the Superior Court for the District of Columbia. She also serves as an adjunct professor at the American University Washington College of Law, where she has taught criminal trial advocacy, white collar crime, and taking and defending depositions. Addy has been active on NACDL’s Task Force on Discovery Reform (chair) and the White Collar Crime Committee. In addition, she has served as faculty at several NACDL CLE programs, authored comments in support of NACDL advocacy, and authored amicus curiae briefs. Recently, at the behest of NACDL’s Lawyers’ Assistance Strike Force, she participated in the successful representation of Brig. Gen. John Baker, the head of the Military Commissions Defense Office, in contempt proceedings. Addy Schmitt earned her undergraduate degree at Georgetown University and her law degree, summa cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law.
Pattern Cross-Examination for DNA and Biological Evidence: A Trial Strategy Guide
NACDL’s Pattern Cross-Examination for DNA and Biological Evidence will assist criminal defense practitioners in scoring points when cross-examining forensic experts in cases involving DNA and biological evidence. This resource contains thousands of questions that will help defense lawyers cross-examine challenging witnesses without reinventing the wheel with each new case. It includes pattern questions that can be used to dominate prosecution DNA experts and level the playing field at trial.
Cross-Examination of the Analyst in Drug Prosecutions (2nd Ed.) By James M. Shellow
Now in its second edition with some new material, James M. Shellow’s book offers what its title promises: ways of thinking about cross-examining the forensic analysts in drug cases. But the book is so much more than that. It offers a look inside the mind of one of the finest cross-examiners and defense lawyers the United States has produced in the last seventy years. This small book can inspire and direct you in making big changes in the way you defend your clients and think about the entire project of trying any case.
Justice For All, Justice Now White T-Shirt (Women’s)
This custom, vintage-faded NACDL t-shirt is 50% polyester, 25% cotton, and 25% rayon weighing 5.2 oz. and is lightwieght, flexible and soft, providing maximum comfort. It features the "Justice For All, Justice Now" slogan and Lady Liberty image on the front, with the NACDL logo on the back. Currently available in both men's and women's sizes in both black and white colors. View the full line-up of colors and sizes on our online store, as well as our other popular and best-selling t-shirt designs at: nacdl.org/store.
Drug Cases Resource Materials Collection - CD-ROM
NACDL’s Drug Cases Resource Materials Collection is the sweeping culmination of every single article of written materials ever published from each installment of NACDL's annual "Defending Modern Drug Cases" seminar. Totaling over 12,000 pages, this vast collection includes 12+ years of motions, briefs, reports, outlines, transcripts, case citations, scholarly articles, powerpoints and other written commentaries. This collection provides trial strategies and tactics you can immediately apply to your current cases.
Mental Illness & the Law: Addressing and Litigating Behavioral Health Disorders in Criminal Cases
Whether it is insanity, impairment, a disorder, or adolescent brain development; mental health and intellectual competence issues affect pretrial supervision, trial and sentencing, and your chances of successfully advocating for your impaired client. This training provides ideas and proven solutions to assist you in advocating for your client during trial, whether it be insanity defenses, jury selection, cross of expert witnesses, persuasion, or mitigation at sentencing.