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

Kimberly Bailey
Associate Professor of Law, Norman and Edna Freehling Scholar
J.D., University of Michigan Law School; B.A., Indiana University Bloomington

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

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

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