Clemency Project Manager
Cynthia W. Roseberry currently serves as Project Manager for Clemency Project 2014. Clemency Project 2014 is a partnership among the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Civil Liberties Union, the American Bar Association, Families Against Mandatory Minimums and the Federal Community and Public Defenders created in response to Deputy Attorney General James Cole’s request to the legal profession to provide pro bono assistance for clemency to federal prisoners who would likely receive a shorter sentence if they were sentenced today.
Prior to joining Clemency Project 2014, Cynthia served as Executive Director of the Federal Defenders of the Middle District of Georgia, Inc. For more than ten years she practiced federal and state criminal defense in Georgia, then Cynthia founded the Misdemeanor Clinic, and taught Advanced Criminal Procedure and co-taught in the Death Penalty Clinic at DePaul University College of Law in Illinois. Cynthia earned her B.S. from Wilberforce University in Wilberforce Ohio and her J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. Cynthia is a founding board member of the Georgia Innocence Project and a past president of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.