Federal Defenders of New York

Our 40+ members at the Federal Defenders of New York represent clients in the Southern and Eastern Districts

Douglas Morris
Unit Chair
(718) 330-1209

Douglas G. Morris, Unit Chair of the Federal Defenders of New York graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in history and German, magna cum laude, with High Honors in history, and earned a J.D. from N.Y.U. Law School, after having served on the Law Review.  He worked at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison before joining Federal Defenders in 1989.  In 1998, Mr. Morris received the Thurgood Marshall Award from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York for serving “as pro bono counsel to a human being under a sentence of death.”

Mr. Morris also holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Modern European History from the University of Rochester.  During the academic year of 2001 to 2002, he was a Fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullmann Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.  He is author of Justice Imperiled: The Anti-Nazi Lawyer Max Hirschberg in Weimar Germany(University of Michigan Press 2005).


Annalisa Mirón
Alternate Unit Chair
(212) 417-8780

Annalisa Mirón, Alternate Unit Chair was previously the executive director of NYU Law School’s Bickel & Brewer Latino Institute for Human Rights, an institute dedicated to serving Latino communities. She earlier worked as an attorney at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem and with the Criminal Justice Project of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Mirón received her M.A. in Law and Society from NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and her J.D. from NYU School of Law, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif. She currently co-teaches the Federal Defender Clinic at NYU School of Law.