Post Conviction Counsel
Lindsay Herf joins NACDL as Post-Conviction Counsel and will work predominantly on the Hair Microscopy Review Project with NACDL’s partners at the Innocence Project and the FBI. Lindsay works on issues related to post-conviction innocence claims with an emphasis on faulty forensics. Prior to joining NACDL, Lindsay was the Co-Director of the Arizona Justice Project where she litigated post-conviction innocence and manifest injustice cases. At the Arizona Justice Project, Lindsay specialized in DNA cases and worked on a partnership grant with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office reviewing homicide and sexual assault cases for claims of innocence that could be resolved by modern DNA testing. During the five years Lindsay worked for the Arizona Justice Project (2008-2013), ten Justice Project clients won their freedom from incarceration through post-conviction litigation in court or through the Board of Executive Clemency. Lindsay graduated from the California Western School of Law in 2008, where she investigated innocence cases as law student with the California Innocence Project. Lindsay received her undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego in 2002.