James Wyda was appointed as the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland in November 1998. Mr. Wyda graduated from Yale Law School and Trinity College. He was law clerk for the Honorable Frank A. Kaufman, United States District Judge for the District of Maryland. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Wyda was an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. From 1990-1994, he was an Assistant Public Defender for the Office of the Public Defender for the State of Maryland, where he was a member of that Office’s Capital Defense and Appellate Divisions. Mr. Wyda is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland and University of Baltimore Law Schools. He has lectured at numerous law schools and training programs for criminal practitioners throughout the country, including numerous capital defense trainings. Mr. Wyda has defended capital cases in the state and federal courts.
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