Jennifer Friedman

Jennifer Friedman is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has been a Deputy Public Defender in Los Angeles County since 1987. She is currently the Assistant Special Circumstances Coordinator and Forensic Science Coordinator for the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s office. In that capacity she assists in the supervision of the office’s capital cases and represents clients charged with capital murder. She has focused her practice on litigating forensic science and expert issues. She has tried over 150 felony jury trials many of which were sexual assaults and homicides involving complex scientific issues. She writes the expert section of the California Death Penalty Manual. She was a member of the President’s Inter-Agency Working on Standards, Practices and Protocols. She is a member of the Legal Resources Committee of the Organization of Scientific Areas Committee. She is a frequent lecturer on the death penalty, challenging forensic evidence and the use of experts in the courts.