Paresh Patel, Appellate Attorney, Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland
Paresh Patel has been with the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland as an appellate attorney since 2003. Before then, he worked as a staff attorney at the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C. and the Office of the Appellate Defender in New York, New York. In 1999-2000, he clerked for the Honorable Ancer L. Haggerty of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon in Portland. Paresh earned his J.D. from American University in 1996, and he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California in 1993.
Eric Vos, Attorney Advisor, Defender Services Office, Training Division
Eric Vos is an Attorney Advisor at the Defender Services Office,Training Division. In that capacity he designs and oversees the training of federal criminal defense attorneys nationwide. For over a dozen years prior to being an Attorney Advisor Eric was an Assistant Federal Defender in Maine and in Philadelphia. Eric has represented hundreds of federal defendants, at all levels of prosecution, and for all imaginable types of federal crimes. Over the last six years Eric has been researching and concentrating on the use of experts and technology in the courtroom to both defend and present matters in federal court. Combining his practical experience, and his research, Eric has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally, on the use of experts in federal litigation, general trial techniques and the use of technology in defending and presenting matters in federal court. In 2006 Eric was Special Counsel to the United States Sentencing Commission in Washington, D.C. and an Attorney Advisor at the Office of Defender Services Training Branch in Washington, D.C. Eric Vos received his BA degree in Geography & International Development from Clark University in 1984 and graduated from Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law in 1992. From 2000-2006 Eric also taught law at his alma mater. Prior to working with the Federal Defenders Eric was in private practice where he specialized in federal civil rights litigation.