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Joshua Stanton

Counsel – Perry Law, President and Founder – Defense of Dignity Center

Joshua Stanton is Counsel at Perry Law and President and founder of the Defense of Dignity Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to criminal justice reform. Stanton recently completed a two-year research and teaching fellowship at Vanderbilt Law School, where he served as a clinical professor and co-director of the school’s Criminal Practice Clinic. While at Vanderbilt, Stanton authored multiple amicus briefs in support of criminal justice reform and successfully represented numerous defendants charged with felony offenses in the state courts of Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to Vanderbilt, Stanton was an associate at an elite international litigation firm. Stanton has dedicated the majority of his professional career to public service. He served as a public defender in Memphis, Tennessee, where he graduated from the esteemed Gideons Promise training program. He served as a judicial law clerk to District Judge Jon Phipps McCalla. Prior to law school, as a member of Teach For America, Stanton was a middle and high school teacher at a public school expulsion program outside New Orleans, Louisiana. Stanton received his J.D. magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from NYU School of Law, and his B.A. from U.C. Berkeley.

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