Senior Resource Counsel
Vanessa Antoun is the Resource Counsel at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). She provides resource materials, support and training for criminal defense lawyers across the country, with a particular focus on small and solo practices. Prior to joining NACDL, Vanessa was a criminal defense lawyer for over ten years. Following an internship with the City of Alexandria Public Defender, Vanessa joined the Fairfax County Office of the Public Defender. She served as an Assistant Public Defender, Senior Assistant, Deputy Public Defender and finally as the chief Public Defender for the City and County of Fairfax. Vanessa then went into private practice with Devine & Connell, P.L.C., and most recently has been a solo practitioner. Vanessa earned her BA at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and her JD at George Mason University School of Law.
Phone: (202) 465-7663