Mr. DeSimone is an Assistant Public Defender in the Appellate Division of the Maryland Office of Public Defender. His practice is devoted exclusively to the appellate representation of criminal defendants. Prior to joining the Office of the Public Defender, Mr. DeSimone had a varied litigation practice, focusing on Admiralty and Maritime Law, Products Liability, and general liability defense. Mr. DeSimone teaches Legal Analysis and Writing, and serves as a coach to the Law School’s National Moot Court Team.
Mr. DeSimone graduated from the School of Law in 2004, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, the Order of the Barristers, a writing fellow, and the Best Oralist of the 2003 Morris B. Myerowitz Moot Court Competition. Upon graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Vanessa Ruiz, Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
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