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Houston Attorney Tyrone Moncriffe Installed to Board of Directors of Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar

Washington, DC (August 21, 2014) –  Houston Attorney Tyrone Moncriffe was installed to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association’s 57th annual meeting in Philadelphia on August 2.

Moncriffe is an Attorney at the Law Office of Tyrone Moncriffe & Associates. He has been in private practice since 1983 and focuses on criminal cases. Moncriffe has spoken and been a faculty member for the last 14 years at the Criminal Law Institute in Huntsville, Texas given by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA). Moncriffe is also an active faculty member of the Trial Advocacy Institute, where he assists with training members in various trial tactics such as Voir Dire, direct/cross examination and the psychology of stories as they relate to trials.

He is an active member of many professional associations and a past Director of TCDLA and the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association. He has spoken on storytelling in Kansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Wisconsin and Massachusetts in an effort to assist lawyers with trial skills. Mr. Moncriffe has a radio show (Moncriffe Files) in Baytown, Texas KWWJ 1360, where he covers legal issues and attempts to make community members aware of their basic rights as American citizens.

Moncriffe has previously served on NACDL’s Board of Directors and as a member of the Association’s Diversity Task Force.

Moncriffe graduated from Texas Southern University Magna Cum Laude and Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1982.

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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 many thousands of 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.