Daniella Gordon represents defendants in state and federal court in cases involving alleged crimes of violence, drug crimes, and white collar crimes. Ms. Gordon has unique experience in the area of construction litigation and federal procurement, and has represented businesses and individuals in connection with investigations into alleged false claims. Ms. Gordon has successfully resolved numerous criminal and quasi-criminal actions, including the full dismissal of a Title IX sex assault complaint against a law student at a large public university, and the favorable resolution of a securities enforcement action involving a large Ponzi scheme, among numerous related proceedings. She has obtained acquittals in cases involving facts as diverse as alleged theft from a business partnership to driving while under the influence.
Ms. Gordon received a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Connecticut College. She is a graduate of the acclaimed Trial Practice Institute of the National Criminal Defense College. Before entering private practice, Ms. Gordon served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert G. Millenky, P.J.S.C., current Presiding Judge in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Camden County. Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Gordon worked for renowned criminal defense and civil rights attorney, William Buckman, Esq. She later worked in Philadelphia as an attorney for one of the largest construction litigation law firms in the Mid-Atlantic region.
In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for NACDL, Ms. Gordon serves as Vice-Chair of the Construction Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She is also Chair of the Legal Redress and Criminal Justice Committees of the Southern Burlington County branch of the NAACP. Ms. Gordon is fluent in Russian.
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.