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Abraham Carpio
Charter Member
Criminal Defense Law

3311 Toledo Terrace, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA


Since 1997, Mr. Abraham Fernando Carpio has worked in public service at the State and Federal level. Mr. Carpio’s demonstrated commitment to providing high quality legal representation to his clients dates from his days as a student-attorney in law school up until his most recent commission as a Judge Advocate in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the United States Army. Mr. Carpio is fluent in Spanish, is conversant in Italian and is an active member of the Hispanic Bar Association for the District of Columbia and Maryland. Mr. Carpio graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1994, with a degree in Political Science and Philosophy, and from the University of Maryland Law School in 1997. He is licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the Army Court of Appeals, and the Federal District Court for the District of Maryland.

F. Scott Carrigan
Charter Member
Criminal Defense Law

1140 Franklin Avenue, 200, Garden City, NY 11530


John Carroll
Charter Member
Criminal Defense Law

800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, USA


Judge John Carroll is professor of law at the Cumberland School of Law where he teaches Mediation, Evidence, Trial Practice, Ethics and an online course in E-Discovery and Evidence. He received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University and holds law degrees from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (J.D.)(Magna Cum Laude) and Harvard University (LL.M.). Judge Carroll served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the Middle District of Alabama for more than 14 years (1986 - 2001). He is a former member of the United States Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and is former chair of its Discovery Subcommittee. He was also the chair of the Magistrate Judges’ Education Committee of the Federal Judicial Center. Prior to becoming a judge, Judge Carroll was a professor of law at Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia and was engaged in private practice (1985 - 1986). Prior to entering academia, he was the legal director of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama (1975 - 1984). His trial experience includes major civil rights class-action litigation and complex criminal defense including a substantial number of death-penalty cases. He has twice argued before the United States Supreme Court. Judge Carroll also has combat military service in the United States Marine Corps. Judge Carroll is a frequent lecturer and panel member at national and local seminars on the subject of the discovery of electronically stored information, mediation, ethics and other topics relating to federal courts. He was the reporter to the committees of the Uniform Law Commission that drafted the Uniform Rules Relating to the Discovery of Electronically Stored information and the Uniform Asset Preservation Order Act. He was also a member of the Uniform Law Commission committee that drafted amendments to the Uniform Athlete Agents Act. He is currently a member of a committee drafting a model veterans court act and a committee judging a model equal rights act. Judge Carroll is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Inns of Court Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of the Sedona Conference, and a member of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation. He is a fellow of the American, Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations, an academic fellow of the International Society of Barristers and an elected member of the American Law Institute. He is also a member of Leadership Alabama Class XI. In 1996, he was selected as a Community Hero Olympic Torchbearer. He was selected by the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama to be a member of the Alabama Access to Justice Commission and the Alabama Professionalism Commission. From October 1,2014, to April 15, 2015, he was the acting director of the Alabama State Ethics Commission. Judge Carroll has been married to Susan for 46 years. They have one daughter, Catherine Sanders, and two grandsons States Carroll Sanders and Forrest Weddell Sanders.

Lisa Caruso
Charter Member
Criminal Defense Law

4311 Ridgewood Center Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22192, USA


Lisa K. Caruso graduated in 1992 from the University of Louisville with a B.A. in Political Science and obtained her J.D. from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 1995. She worked as Assistant Public Defender in the Louisville Jefferson District Public Defenders Office from 1996-1998 before going into private practice in 1998. After relocating to Virginia, she served as Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Brunswick County as well as Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in the City of Colonial Heights. Lisa then became the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney for the County of Dinwiddie. Lisa served on, then, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s Advisory Committee for Restoration of Voting Rights to Convicted Felons. She is a member of the VACDL, the Prince William Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar Association and the Kentucky State Bar Association. Lisa has been practicing law for 22 years, with her area of practice being exclusively criminal defense and related matters.

Steven G. Casanova
Distinguished Lawyer
Criminal Defense Law

2323 S Babcock St, Melbourne, FL 32901, USA


Mr. Casanova is a member of the Florida Bar Association, The National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, lifetime member of The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The National College for DUI Defense, and the Vassar B. Carlton Inn of Court. Steve was selected for membership in the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD). He was recently named as a Director on the Board of Directors for The Brevard County Bar Association. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Central Florida teaching Criminal Law. He is also admitted to the United States Federal Court Middle District of Florida, and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals located in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Casanova vigorously defends the accused in all cases ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies. He practices in both State and Federal Courts. His experience with Federal drug trafficking cases, drug possession and sale cases, aggravated domestic battery cases and all misdemeanors and felonies gives him a perspective on criminal law that can provide you with a significant advantage in today's legal system.