News Release

Rock Hill, S.C., Attorney Christopher Wellborn Elected NACDL Treasurer

Washington, DC­ (February 25, 2015) – Rock Hill, S.C., attorney Christopher Wellborn was installed as treasurer of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association's Midwinter meeting in New Orleans earlier this month.

Wellborn joined NACDL in 1994 and is now a Life Member. He has previously served on NACDL's Board of Directors and in 2010 was one of two designees to the Board from NACDL's Council of Affiliates. He currently chairs NACDL's Budget Committee and has served on the Association's Corrections, Long Range Planning, Mental Health, and Membership Committees. He is also a member of NACDL's Task Force on Restoration of Rights and Status After Conviction.

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.

Wellborn began his career as a York County prosecutor and has practiced criminal defense since 1990. Since 1997, he has led his own practice, Christopher A. Wellborn, P.A. 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.

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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 legal system.