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Legal Task Group

The FSSB’s Legal Task Group is primarily comprised of at least one member from each OSAC subcommittee to provide a legal perspective for the subcommittee. Task group members are selected based on their experience in litigating, judging, legal counseling, teaching or writing about forensic science evidence in the legal system. The group is available for consulting with the FSSB and all OSAC subcommittees on legal and legally related issues. Task group members work together to gather and submit their comments on standards, technical publications, definitions, and other OSAC and FSSB documents, with an emphasis on their legal impacts and on the presentation of forensic science results within the legal system.

Officers

David H. Kaye, Task Group Chair, Pennsylvania State University & Arizona State University

Kent E. Cattani, Task Group Vice Chair, Arizona Court of Appeals (member of OSAC's Forensic Odontology Subcommittee)

Lori Varnell, Task Group Executive Secretary, Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office (member of OSAC's Facial Identification Subcommittee)

Members

Enid Camps, State of California, Department of Justice (member of OSAC's Medicolegal Death Investigation Subcommittee)

Jason Chin, Judge Alameda County Superior Court, California (member of OSAC's Trace Materials Subcommittee)

Jessica Cino Gable, Georgia State University College of Law (member of OSAC's Friction Ridge Subcommittee)

Dana Delger, Innocence Project (member of OSAC's Speaker Recognition Subcommittee)

Stephanie Domitrovich, Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (member of OSAC's Speaker Recognition Subcommittee)

Todd Edelman, Superior Court of the District of Columbia (member of OSAC's Forensic Document Examination Subcommittee)

John Ellis, Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. (member of OSAC's VITAL Subcommittee)

Sabrina Feve, U.S. Department of Justice (member of OSAC's Digital Evidence Subcommittee)

Jennifer Friedman, Federal Defender for the Central District of California (member of OSAC's Human Forensic Biology Subcommittee)

Lynn Garcia, Texas Forensic Science Commission (member of OSAC's Seized Drugs Subcommittee)

Andrew Jurs, Drake University Law School (member of OSAC's Fire & Explosion Investigation Subcommittee)

Christopher Kelly, Massachusetts Attorney General (member of OSAC's Digital Evidence Subcommittee)

Julia Leighton, Self-employed (member of OSAC's Dogs & Sensors Subcommittee)

Daniel Martin, Maricopa County, State of Arizona (member of OSAC's Forensic Anthropology Subcommittee)

Kate Philpott, Self-employed (member of OSAC's Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Subcommittee)

Christopher Plourd, Superior Court State of California (member of OSAC's Forensic Toxicology Subcommittee)

Matthew Redle, Sheridan County Prosecuting Attorney's Office (member of OSAC's Footwear & Tire Subcommittee)

Ronald Reinstein, Arizona Supreme Court (member of OSAC's Crime Scene Investigation & Reconstruction Subcommittee)

Andrea Roth, U.C. Berkeley School of Law (member of OSAC's Wildlife Forensic Biology Subcommittee)

Maneka Sinha, University of Maryland Carey School of Law (member of OSAC's Firearms & Toolmarks Subcommittee)

William (Bill) Wirskye, Collin County, Texas (member of OSAC's Ignitable Liquids, Explosives, & Gunshot Residue Subcommittee)

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Created June 25, 2014, Updated August 17, 2021