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Creating Change: an Introductory Primer for Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Cases Webinar


Benjamin Crump | Ben Crump Law, PLLC, Tallahassee, FL

Ben Crump litigates some of the most important and contentious cases of our time, including representing the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, just to name a few. Mr. Crump’s passion for advocacy has given him the privilege to fight for justice on behalf of the marginalized in our country, a calling to which he remains dedicated. He has broken barriers in several legal organizations, serving as the first African-American President of the Federal Bar Association for the Northern District of Florida and the first African-American Chairman of the Florida State University College of Law Board of Directors.

Antonio M. Romanucci | Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, Chicago, IL

Antonio (“Tony”) M. Romanucci is a founding partner in the Chicago-based law firm of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC. Mr. Romanucci has successfully litigated numerous civil suits on behalf of victims of police misconduct in Chicago and around the country, and he is currently representing the family of George Floyd.

Tracey Hinson | Hinson Snipes, LLP, Princeton, NJ

Tracey C. Hinson represents clients in complex litigation involving civil rights violations, excessive force, false arrest and imprisonment, malicious prosecution, premises liability, catastrophic injuries, medical malpractice, and nursing home neglect and abuse. She also represents clients in employment discrimination and “Title 59 claims” against the State of New Jersey, municipalities, and counties.

Julia Yoo | Iredale & Yoo, APC, San Diego, CA

Julia Yoo is a civil rights attorney who focuses on retaliatory arrests, First Amendment protests, excessive force, wrongful death, unlawful detention, sexual harassment, and prisoners’ rights. She also serves as the Vice-President of the National Police Accountability Project.

Larry Taylor | The Cochran Firm, Dallas, TX

Larry Taylor focuses on personal injury cases with a particular emphasis on wrongful death, automobile and truck crash claims. He also served as an assistant district attorney and Director of Outreach for the 30th Congressional District and now handles criminal defense cases in addition to his personal injury case load.

Sam Starks | The Cochran Firm, Atlanta, GA

Sam Starks is involved in all aspects of The Cochran Firm’s litigation practice, including medical malpractice, premises liability, civil rights, and wrongful death cases.Over the past 15 years, Mr. Starks has served as lead counsel for hundreds of clients and has also briefed and argued numerous appeals in both state and federal court.

Michelle Simpson Tuegel | The Simson Tuegel Law Firm, Dallas, TX

Michelle Simpson Tuegel started her legal career in Central Texas, practicing primarily in the area of criminal defense. During her years in criminal practice, Michelle developed her skills in the courtroom and tried high-profile capital murder cases, sexual assault, kidnapping, arson, and federal felony drug cases.

Jeff Marion | Office of Jeffrey E. Marion, Williamsville, NY

Jeff Marion runs his own personal injury firm out of Buffalo, New York, handling automobile and truck crash cases, premises liability cases, social security disability claims, and he is a co-chair for AAJ’s Opioid Litigation Group. Mr. Marion started out his legal career as a criminal defense attorney and also spent four years as a prosecutor.

Earl Flood | American Association for Justice, Washington, DC

Earl Flood is the Federal Relations Counsel with the American Association for Justice.