Addy R. Schmitt is a member of Miller & Chevalier, Chartered, where she serves as vice chair of the Litigation Department and represents individuals and corporations in all aspects of criminal investigations and prosecutions, including internal investigations, grand jury proceedings, trials, sentencing, and postconviction proceedings. Addy also handles complex civil litigation. Before joining the firm, Addy Schmitt served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where she represented various executive agencies and employees at all stages of litigation. She began her legal career as an associate for Dickstein Shapiro, LLP, and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Emmet G. Sullivan on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Addy is very active in the D.C. legal community: she has served on numerous prominent committees, including the D.C. Judicial Nominations Committee by appointment of President Obama, and on the selection panels for magistrate judges for both the U.S. District Court and the Superior Court for the District of Columbia. She also serves as an adjunct professor at the American University Washington College of Law, where she has taught criminal trial advocacy, white collar crime, and taking and defending depositions. Addy has been active on NACDL’s Task Force on Discovery Reform (chair) and the White Collar Crime Committee. In addition, she has served as faculty at several NACDL CLE programs, authored comments in support of NACDL advocacy, and authored amicus curiae briefs. Recently, at the behest of NACDL’s Lawyers’ Assistance Strike Force, she participated in the successful representation of Brig. Gen. John Baker, the head of the Military Commissions Defense Office, in contempt proceedings. Addy Schmitt earned her undergraduate degree at Georgetown University and her law degree, summa cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law.
A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence: A Trial Practice Handbook for Criminal Defense Attorneys
This Guide to Federal Evidence is the only federal evidence handbook written exclusively for criminal defense lawyers. The Guide analyzes each Federal Rule of Evidence and outlines the main evidentiary issues that confront criminal defense lawyers. It also summarizes countless defense favorable cases and provides tips on how to avoid common evidentiary pitfalls. The Guide contains multiple user-friendly flowcharts aimed at helping the criminal defense lawyer tackle evidence problems. A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence is an indispensable tool in preparing a case for trial.
Modern Digital Evidence & Technologies in Criminal Cases
Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook. This program is a contemporary training that identifies emerging technologies and digital evidence encountered in today's criminal cases and arms you with the tools necessary to combat expert witnesses, prosecutorial overreach, and an uneducated judge and jury. This comprehensive CLE program covers both general aspects of new technologies as well as practical courtroom application and legal challenges to the use of these new technologies.
Top Shelf DUI Defenses: The Law, The Science, The Techniques (2021)
If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Learn from the best-of-the-best in the field in this unique CLE Program, updated for 2021.
Defending Modern Drug Cases (2021)
From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury and cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances of the client getting a positive result for your client.
Effective motion practice, juror selection, and storytelling have never been more important. This seminar will introduce defense counsel to techniques that have been used at recent drug trials to rebut specific claims and overcome the emotion created in today’s criminal legal system.