Eric Vos, Attorney Advisor, Office of Defender Services Training Branch
Eric Vos is an Attorney Advisor at the Office of Defender Services Training Branch. 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 Mr. Vos also taught law at his alma mater. Prior to working with the Federal Defenders Mr. Vos was in private practice where he specialized in Federal Civil Rights litigation.
Stephen L. Marley, Attorney Advisor, Office of Defender Services Training Branch
Stephen Marley joined the Office of Defender Services Training Branch of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in 2005 after a long career as an assistant public defender in Philadelphia, PA. In 1988, he joined the Defender Association of Philadelphia’s state court trial unit after graduating from Temple University School of Law. Beginning in 1992, he worked for many years as an Assistant Federal Defender in its Federal Court Division, initially in the trial unit, and eventually moving to the office’s capital habeas corpus unit representing clients on Pennsylvania’s death row. He regularly works with the National Litigation Support Team in connection with the Law & Technology Workshop Series. Additionally, he has served as Special Counsel to the United States Sentencing Commission, an Attorney Advisor with the Office of Defender Services Legal & Policy Branch of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, adjunct faculty at Temple University School of Law, and has spoken at local and national training programs.
Stuart Patchen, Visiting Attorney Advisor, Office of Defender Services Training Branch, Assistant Federal Defender for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Stuart Patchen has been an Assistant Federal Defender for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania since 1992 and is currently detailed to the Training Branch of the Office of Defender Services in Washington, D.C. From 1995-2000, he taught the Federal Court Criminal Law Clinic as an Adjunct Professor at Temple University School of Law. He started his career as an Assistant Public Defender with the Philadelphia office and spent 9 years there representing indigent and adult clients at all stages of the state criminal justice system.
Frank Draper, Attorney Advisor, Office of Defender Services Training Branch
Frank Draper is an Attorney-Advisor with the Training Branch of the Office of Defender Services. Prior to joining the Training Branch in October of 2012, Frank was an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland for twelve years. Before migrating back to the Chesapeake Bay from an exodus to the South, he was a Staff Attorney with the South Carolina Death Penalty Resource Center from 1988 to 1992, and then a Senior Trial Attorney at the Richland County Public Defender's Office in Columbia, South Carolina from 1992 to 1998. From 1998 to 2000, Frank was an Assistant Public Defender with the Capital Defense Division of the Office of the Maryland Public Defender where he provided direct representation, resource assistance, and training to counsel in state capital cases.