News Release ~ 08/30/2010

Rock Hill, S.C., Attorney Christopher Wellborn Installed on Board of Directors of National Criminal Defense Bar Assn.

Washington, DC (August 30, 2010) – Rock Hill, S.C., attorney Christopher Wellborn was installed on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association’s 52nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ont., this month. Wellborn was one of the two designees of NACDL’s Council of Affiliates sworn in this year to serve on NACDL’s Board of Directors. He has been an NACDL member since 1994.

Wellborn is a Past President of the York County Bar Association and the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, an NACDL affiliate that he helped found. He has also served as Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the South Carolina Bar Association.

A graduate of Bates College, the University of San Diego School of Law and the National Criminal Defense College, Wellborn is licensed to practice in South Carolina and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for South Carolina as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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 approximately 9,000 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.

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