Adjunct Professor Kim Stevens (’92) hired as a Capital Resource Counsel

Adjunct Professor Kim Stevens (JD ’92) has been announced as the newest Capital Resource Counsel by the Capital Trials Expert Panel of the Federal Public Defender system and the Capital Resource Counsel Project. Professor Stevens is replacing Gerald Zerkin, who retired in March, and will begin working as a Capital Resource Counsel in July, 2015 in the Middle District of North Carolina.

The Capital Resource Counsel Project (CPCR) works closely with the Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel Project in coordinating and providing expert advice, assistance, and training to Federal Defender Organization staff attorneys and CJA panel attorneys regarding the representation of persons charged with federal capital crimes, and represents persons charged in federal capital cases. In 2009, Ms. Stevens received the prestigious J. Kirk Osborn award for representing indigent defendants facing the death penalty, and for mentoring young lawyers.

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Stevens has specialized in high-stakes litigation for most of her legal career. She has settled several civil cases for amounts exceeding $1 million each. She now focuses her practice on death penalty defense. She has provided representation in approximately 25 capital cases, including the recent high-profile case of United States v. Demario James Atwater.