Richard D. Willstatter

Board of Directors, Director, Second Term, Class of 2026

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Richard D. Willstatter has served a Vice Chair of NACDL’s Amicus Curiae Committee for Second Circuit since 2002. In that capacity, he has vetted many applications and has taken on responsibility for NACDL’s participation in numerous amicus briefs. He is a past President of NACDL’s state affiliate, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers ("NYSACDL"). He has served on the NYSACDL Board of Directors in 2004 and serves as Co-Chair of NYSACDL’s Amicus Curiae Committee. Mr. Willstatter is proud to note that he has been a criminal defense lawyer for his entire career. Following his graduation from the Duke University School of Law, he served as a public defender at the Legal Aid Society in the Bronx for more than eight years before entering private practice in White Plains, New York. He represents people in the New York and federal courts, handling both trials and appeals. Mr. Willstatter serves as a member of the Criminal Justice Act panels for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, but he also represents clients privately in state and federal courts.

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