Deborah Vishny

Attorney; Deja Vishny
Work 111 E. Wisconsin Ave, Suite1710 Milwaukee WI 53202 TPI Attendance: July, 1990
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Deja Vishny is an attorney who is a criminal defense lawyer, consultant and trainer based in Milwaukee Wisconsin. She also does litigates police misconduct litigation, including hearings to get bad cops fired from their jobs. She was formerly the Deputy Training Director and head of the statewide homicide practice group at the Wisconsin State Public Defender and is currently of counsel at Nelson Defense Group in Hudson Wisconsin and Motley Legal in Charlotte NC. She joined the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon Georgia in 1998 and lectures at criminal defense and public defender seminars throughout the United States. She is an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School where she teaches trial advocacy. She has also taught trial skills in India, and was a guest lecturer at a Harvard Law School class, “The American Prosecutor”.

Ms. Vishny attended the Reid School on Interrogation and published articles in The Champion and The Wisconsin Defender on cross examining police interrogators. She co-chaired the false confession program at the inaugural session of the National Forensic College at Cardozo Law School in June 2014 and has taught at that program each year since.

Ms. Vishny is currently on the Board of Regents of the National Criminal Defense College, served several terms on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the board of the State Bar of Wisconsin Criminal Law Section. She has received numerous awards include the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers award for lifetime contributions to indigent defense in Wisconsin and multiple awards for acquittals in homicide cases Her book, Suppressing Criminal Evidence, is in its third edition and is available from James Publishing Company.


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