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Waukesha, Wis., Attorney Anthony Cotton Elected to Board of Directors of National Criminal Defense Bar Assn.

Washington, DC (Aug. 9, 2012) – Attorney Anthony Cotton of Waukesha, Wis., was sworn in as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the association’s 54th annual meeting in San Francisco, Calif., on July 28. This will be Cotton’s second term on NACDL’s Board of Directors. He previously served from 2008 to 2011. Cotton has also served as Vice Chair of NACDL’s Indigent Defense Committee.

Cotton serves on the Boards of Directors of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, an NACDL affiliate association, and 180 Juvenile Diversion, a Wisconsin diversionary program for young offenders.

Cotton is a criminal trial attorney with experience in both state and federal courts. He is currently in private practice at Kuchler & Cotton, S.C. in Waukesha, Wis., where he has practiced since graduating from law school. Cotton has successfully handled criminal trials involving charges of firearms possession, voter fraud, heroin dealing, robbery, battery, and child neglect, among numerous others.

Cotton, a 1998 graduate of Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha, received his undergraduate degree in 2002 from the University of Wisconsin Madison. While in law school at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, where he graduated in 2005, he served as President of the Marquette Law School International Law Society and was an award winning member of the school’s Environmental Law Team. At Marquette, Cotton followed a curriculum focused on both criminal and international law.

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The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization advancing the mission of the criminal defense bar to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or wrongdoing. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's many thousands of direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling up to 40,000 attorneys – include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.