Criminal Litigation Faculty

Program in Criminal Litigation

The broad-ranging interests of the Criminal Litigation program's faculty include experts in evidence and forensic sciences, white-collar crime, professional responsibility, criminal procedure, expert witness testimony, and representation of indigent defendants.

Resident Faculty

Justice David A. Erickson
Director of the Trial Advocacy Program, Co-Director of the Program in Criminal Litigation, and Senior Instructor
B.A., Political Science, Northern Illinois University; J.D., The John Marshall Law School

Douglas Wm. Godfrey
Professor of Legal Research and Writing
B.A., History and Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.A., Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; J.D., University of Michigan Law School

Vivien C. Gross
Clinical Professor of Law
B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., French Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; J.D., Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington

Jonathan Decatorsmith
B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; J.D., University of Colorado Law School

Adjunct Faculty

  • Nicholas A. Caputo, Caputo Law Firm
  • Ljubica Popovic, Caputo Law Firm
  • Marcie Thorp, SmithAmundsen LLC

Intensive Trial Advocacy and Tech Specialists

  • Nicholas A. Caputo, Caputo Law Firm
  • Michael Cho, Caputo Law Firm
  • Nikitas Fudukos, Caputo Law Firm