Guantanamo Bay Attorneys - Guantanamo Detainees' Defense Attorneys

Guantanamo Detainees' Defense Attorneys

Lawyer Detainee Notes
Douglas Abbott
  • attorney with Holland & Hart
Muneer Ahmad Omar Khadr
  • Reported all references in his notes to Khadr's claims of abuse at Guantanamo were redacted.
Elizabeth Ainslie Abd Al Nasir Mohammed Abd Al Qadir Khantumani and Muhammed Khan Tumani
  • part of the team from Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Omar Akbar David Hicks
  • attorney with Jenner & Block
Jim R. Alsup
  • attorney with O'Riordan Bethel LLP
Emmanuel Altit Mohamedou Ould Slahi
  • attorney with Avocat à la Cour, Paris, France
Trisha B. Anderson 17 Yemeni detainees in Guantanamo
  • part of the team from Covington & Burling
David H. Anderson Muhammad Jayid Hadi Al-Subai'i, et al.
  • attorney with Howrey LLP
John Anderson 5 Yemeni captives in Guantanamo
  • attorney with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
Sapna K. Anderson
  • attorney with Pepper Hamilton LLP
Gabriel Arana
  • attorney with Richards Spears Kibbe & Orbe LLP
Jennifer C. Argabright
  • attorney with Debevoise & Plimpton
Bridget Arimond
  • attorney with Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law
Nadia Asancheyev 7 Uyghur captives in Guantanamo
Baher Azmy Murat Kurnaz
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
Amy Baggio
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Oregon
David Baluarte
  • Center for Justice and International Law
Scott S. Barker
  • co-lead counsel in habeas corpus petitions on behalf of five detainees.
  • partner at Holland & Hart.
  • participant in Wilner v. NSA
Allison Barlotta
  • attorney with Blank Rome LLP
Jane Barrett
  • attorney with Blank Rome LLP
Barry C. Bartel
  • formerly with Holland & Hart
  • currently president of Bethel College in Kansas.
James W. Beane Jr.

Stacey Danielle Becker Mourad Benchellali
  • attorney with Clifford Chance
Doug Behr
  • attorney with Keller and Heckman LLP
Jonathan Bender
  • attorney with Holland & Hart
Eric Berger David Hicks
  • attorney with Jenner & Block
Mark Berman
  • attorney with Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione
David Berz
  • attorney with Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Michael Bhargava Sabri Mohammed Ebrahim Al Qurashi
  • attorney with Winston & Strawn LLP
Ronald Blum
  • attorney with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Jeff Boerger
  • attorney with Jenner & Block
Emmet Bondurant
  • attorney with Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore
Louis Bonilla
  • staff member with Schiff Hardin LLP
Matthew Boos
  • attorney with Fredrikson & Byron
Cheryl Bormann Walid bin Attash

Kevin Boris
  • attorney with Ruprecht, Hart & Weeks Esqs.
L. Barrett ("Barry") Boss
  • partner at Cozen O'Connor
David J. Bradford
  • partner at Jenner & Block
Lt.Col. Yvonne Bradley Binyam Mohamed
  • military lawyer
William Brennan
  • attorney with Brennan, Trainor, Billman & Bennett, LLP
Laura Brill
  • attorney with Blank Rome LLP
J. Patrick Briscoe
  • attorney with Garvey Schubert Barer
Patricia A. Bronte
  • partner at Jenner & Block
Christopher D. Brown
  • former partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP; moved to Cozen O'Connor in 2006.
Karma Brown
  • attorney with Hunton & Williams
Carol Elder Bruce 3 Egyptians
  • partner at Venable LLP
Lauren Brunswick "Algerian Six"
  • part of the team from WilmerHale
Edmund Burke
  • attorney with Burke, McPheeters, Bordner, & Estes
Antony S. Burt Muhammad Jayid Hadi Al-Subai'i, et al.
  • attorney with Schiff Hardin LLP
Lauren M. Butcher Sabri Mohammed Ebrahim Al Qurashi
  • attorney with Winston & Strawn LLP
Howard Cabot Noor Uthman Muhammed
  • partner at Perkins Coie
Kelly A. Cameron
  • attorney with Perkins Coie
Charles H. Carpenter

Hani Saleh Rashid Abdullah, Rami Bin Said Al Taibi, and Mahrar Rafat Al Quwari

  • former partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • sole practitioner in Missoula, Montana since 2009
  • participant in Wilner v. NSA
Calvin C. Carr

Doug Cassell
  • attorney with Northwestern University School of Law
Anne J. Castle
  • partner at Holland & Hart
  • participant in Wilner v. NSA
Don Catalano
  • attorney with Jenner & Block
Anna Cayton-Holland
  • Mohammad Lameen Sidi Mohammad
  • Ahmed Ould Abdel Aziz
  • Abdul Al-Rahim Ghulam Rabbani
  • Mohammed Ahmad Ghulam Rabbani
  • Anna Cayton-Holland and her father John Robert Holland represent four Guantanamo captives.
Jonathan G. Cedarbaum assisted in Boumediene v. Bush
  • formerly a partner at WilmerHale
  • later became deputy, and then assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel under the Obama administration
Christopher J. Cestaro
  • attorney with Debevoise & Plimpton
John A. Chandler Mohammed Al-Adahi and 4 other Yemeni captives in Guantanamo
  • partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
  • partner at King & Spalding
Cristi Charpentier
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Eastern PA
Erwin Chemerinsky Salem Abdul Salem Ghereby
  • dean, University of California, Irvine School of Law
Pamela Chepiga 11 Yemeni captives in Guantanamo
  • partner at Allen & Overy
Jennifer Ching
  • attorney with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Judith Brown Chomsky

Louise Christian
  • attorney with Christian Khan
George M. Clarke III Hassan Anvar
  • attorney at Baker & McKenzie
Rachel Giesber Clingman Salem Muhood Adem
  • former partner at Fulbright & Jaworski (now with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP)
James Cohen
  • attorney with Fordham University School of Law
Jerry Cohen
  • partner with Burns & Levinson LLP (formerly partner with Perkins Smith & Cohen)
Joshua Colangelo-Bryan Bahraini captives in Guantanamo, including Juma Al Dossary and Abdulla Majid Al Naimi
  • Al Dossary made a suicide attempt during on of his visits, when Colangelo-Bryan stepped out of the room to let him take a washroom break.
  • attorney with Dorsey & Whitney
  • participant in Wilner v. NSA
Jeffrey D. Colman
  • partner at Jenner & Block
Eric Columbus attorney of record in portions of Boumediene v. Bush
  • later became senior counsel for the deputy attorney general under the Obama administration
Col. Jeffrey Colwell, USMC
  • acting chief defense counsel at the Office of Military Commissions
James Connell Ammar al-Baluchi
  • Pentagon-appointed lawyer
John Connolly
  • attorney with Murphy & Shaffer
Jon Connolly
  • attorney with WilmerHale
Lynne Cooper
  • attorney with Foliart, Huff, Ottaway & Bottom
Ben Cooper
  • attorney with Pepper Hamilton LLP
Jennifer R. Cowan
  • attorney with Debevoise & Plimpton
Douglas Cox Emad Abdullah Hassan and 10 other Yemeni captives in Guantanamo
  • attorney with Allen & Overy
Randy Coyne
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
William Crow
  • attorney with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Torey B. Cummings
  • attorney with Nixon Peabody
Douglas Curtis
  • attorney with WilmerHale
David Cynamon Kuwaiti captives in Guantanamo
  • partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.
Richard L. Cys Abdul Haleem
  • partner at Davis Wright Tremaine
George Daly Mani Shaman Turki al-Habardi Al-Utaybi

Matt Darby
  • attorney with Seton Hall University School of Law
Jeffrey J. Davis Mani Shaman Turki al-Habardi Al-Utaybi
  • Al Utaybi was one of the three captives the camp authorities reported committed suicide on June 10, 2006.
    • The DoD initially asserted that none of the three dead men had habeas corpus lawyers.
    • Davis replied that the DoD had been refusing to forward mail to Al Utaybi, claiming they didn't have any captives by that name.
    • The camp authorities had assigned Al Utaybi a series of new names,
  • attorney with Moore & Van Allen
Joseph Davis
  • attorney with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Joshua W. Denbeaux
  • attorney with Denbeaux & Denbeaux
Mark Denbeaux Rafiq Bin Bashir Bin Jalud Al Hami and Lufti Bin Ali.
  • attorney with Denbeaux & Denbeaux
  • law professor at Seton Hall University School of Law
Michael B. DeSanctis David Hicks
  • partner at Jenner & Block
Matthew Devine
  • attorney with Jenner & Block
David G. Dickman
  • attorney with Venable LLP
J. Wells Dixon 7 Uyghur captives in Guantanamo
  • attorney with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
  • participant in Wilner v. NSA
Bernhard Docke Murat Kurnaz
  • German attorney with Dr. Heinrich Hannover und Partner
W. Matthew Dodge
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Northern GA
Ronan Doherty
  • attorney with Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore
Jim Dorsey Ahcene Zemiri
  • attorney with Fredrikson & Byron
  • participant in 'Wilner v. NSA
Joshua L. Dratel
  • attorney with the John Adams Project
Michael Drumke Muhammad Jayid Hadi Al-Subai'i, et al.
  • attorney with HeplerBroom LLC LLP
Theresa Duncan Mohamedou Ould Slahi
  • attorney with Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg & Ives PA
Robert Dunham
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Eastern PA
Thomas Anthony Durkin Abdul Raham Houari
  • partner at Law Offices Of Durkin & Roberts
  • also represented associates of Hamas in the U.S.
  • attorney with the John Adams Project
Christopher Dysard
  • attorney with Richards Spears Kibbe & Orbe LLP
Roger A. Eddleman

Dennis Edney Abdullah Khadr and Omar Khadr
  • Canadian attorney with Edney Hattersley & Dolphin
Shana Edwards
  • attorney with Seton Hall University School of Law
Patrick J. Ehlers Nazar Gul
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Oregon
Buz Eisenberg
  • attorney with Weinberg & Garber PC
Joel Elfman
  • formerly with Schiff Hardin LLP
Connie Ericson
  • attorney with Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Jeffrey L. Ertel
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Northern GA
Daniel M. Esrick "Algerian Six"
  • attorney with WilmerHale
Craig E. Estes David Hicks
  • attorney with Jenner & Block
Marc D. Falkoff 17 Yemeni detainees
  • law professor at Northern Illinois University College of Law.
  • initially with Covington & Burling
  • compiled a book of the detainees' poetry.
George Farah
  • attorney with Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
Warren Feldman
  • attorney with Clifford Chance
Scott L. Fenstermaker
  • Ahmed Ghailani
  • Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri
  • Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali
  • Fenstermaker and David Remes are in a rare dispute as to who should serve on behalf of their clients.
Thomas Fleener Ali Hamza Ahmed Sulayman al Bahlul
  • Appointed to represent al Bahlul before a Guantanamo military commission.
  • Al Bahlul's second military lawyer.
  • Called the commissions a "wholly illegitime process".
Mark C. Fleming "Algerian Six"
  • partner at WilmerHale.
Murray Fogler Salem Muhood Adem
  • attorney with McDade Fogler LLP
Paul T. Fortino
  • attorney with Perkins Coie
Dulce Foster
  • attorney with Fredrikson & Byron
Tina Monshipour Foster
  • Fadi al Maqelah
  • Ruzatullah
  • attorney with Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Executive Director of the International Justice Network.
  • Has also worked on behalf of captives of the USA in the Bagram Theater Internment Facility.
David Frakt Mohammed Jawad
  • Major in the United States Air Force Reserves.
  • Appointed to defend Jawad before a Guantanamo Military Commission.
  • A law professor in civilian life.
Brian Fraser
  • attorney with Richards Spears Kibbe & Orbe LLP
Eric M. Freedman
  • professor with Hofstra University School of Law
Leon Friedman
  • professor with Hofstra University School of Law
Agnieszka M. Fryszman
  • partner at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll
Avi S. Garbow
  • attorney with Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
Bob Gensburg
  • attorney with Gensburg, Atwell and Broderick
  • Reports that working for a Guantanamo client has led to his firm's phone, mail and email being intercepted.
Elizabeth P. Gilson

Nina Ginsberg
  • attorney with the John Adams Project
Jeffrey S. Gleason
  • attorney with WilmerHale
Neha Singh Gohil
  • attorney with Allen & Overy
Sandra Goldberg
  • attorney with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Jenna M. Goldenberg "Algerian Six"
  • attorney with WilmerHale
Marc A. Goldman David Hicks
  • partner at Jenner & Block
Jared Goldstein
  • attorney with Roger Williams University
George Gordon
  • attorney with Dechert
H. Candace Gorman Abdel Hamid Ibn Abdussalem Ibn Mifta Al Ghazzawi
  • Reported that Al Ghazzawi had two Combatant Status Review Tribunals.
    • The first cleared him of being an "enemy combatant".
    • The second, she was told reversed the first Tribunal, based on additional classified material.
    • When Gorman won the right to view the classified material she reports that the second Tribunal was held, in Washington, without her client, or his "Personal Representative", and did not contain any additional material at all.
R. David Gratz
  • attorney with Seton Hall University School of Law
Eldon V.C. Greenberg
  • attorney with Garvey Schubert Barer
John Gregorek
  • attorney with Seton Hall University School of Law
Ayo K. Griffin
  • attorney with Debevoise & Plimpton
Richard A. Grigg
  • attorney with Spivey & Grigg LLP
  • participant in 'Wilner v. NSA
David Grossman
  • attorney with Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP
Harold Gurewitz
  • attorney with Gurewitz & Raben PLC
Gitanjali S. Gutierrez
  • Majid Khan
  • Mohamed al-Kahtani
  • Moazzam Begg
  • Feroz Ali Abbasi
  • participant in 'Wilner v. NSA
Dinh Ha
  • attorney with Fulbright & Jaworski
Kara Haberbush
  • attorney with Bingham McCutchen
Jonathan Hafetz Jaralla Saleh Mohammed Kahla Al Marri
  • Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
  • attorney with Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione

  • participant in Wilner v. NSA
Suhana S. Han
  • attorney with Sullivan & Cromwell
Matthew K. Handley
  • attorney with Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
Osman A. Handoo
  • attorney with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Shane Hartman
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
Sarah Havens 11 Yemeni captives in Guantanamo
  • attorney with Allen & Overy
  • knowledge of Arabic gained from working in Cairo
Marcellene Hearn
  • attorney with Richards Spears Kibbe & Orbe LLP
Christopher J. Herrling
  • attorney with WilmerHale.
David Hickerson
  • attorney with Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Anthony W. Hill
  • attorney with Law Offices Of Durkin & Roberts
Nicole Hillman
  • attorney with Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Jeremy L. Hirsh
  • attorney with McCarter & English
  • fluent in Arabic
Ellen A. Hochberg
  • attorney with Debevoise & Plimpton
Clark Hodgson Jr.
  • attorney with Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young
Melissa Hoffer "Algerian Six"
  • part of the team from WilmerHale
  • Hoffer wrote an account of the capture and detention of six Bosnians captives of Algerian descent.
John Robert Holland
  • Mohammad Lameen Sidi Mohammad
  • Ahmed Ould Abdel Aziz
  • Abdul Al-Rahim Ghulam Rabbani
  • Mohammed Ahmad Ghulam Rabbani
  • He and his daughter Anna Cayton-Holland represent four Gauntanamo captives.
Nancy Hollander Mohamedou Ould Slahi
  • attorney with Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg & Ives PA
  • attorney with the John Adams Project
Candace Hom
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of New Jersey
Miranda Hooker "Algerian Six"
  • attorney with WilmerHale
Stephen Hopper Mamdouh Habib
  • Australian lawyer
James Hosking
  • attorney with Clifford Chance
Erica Hovani
  • attorney with Dechert
Christopher J. Huber
  • attorney with Pepper Hamilton LLP
Gaillard T. Hunt Saifullah Paracha

Daniel Hunter
  • attorney with Bingham McCutchen
Kristine A. Huskey Omar Khadr
  • attorney with Shearman & Sterling
  • made thirteen trips to Guantanamo
  • helped prepare for Rasul v. Bush hearing before the United States Supreme Court
Varda Hussain
  • attorney with Venable LLP
Rubin Iñiquez
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Oregon
Gary Isaac
  • attorney with Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP
Shawn Isern
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Eastern PA
Lt. Col. Jon S. Jackson Mustafa Ahmed Al-Hawsawi, Omar Khadr, Majid Khan
  • United States Army Reserve
Ketanji Brown Jackson
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Columbia
Beth D. Jacob Muhammad Jayid Hadi Al-Subai'i, et al.
  • attorney with Schiff Hardin LLP
Andrew A. Jacobson David Hicks
  • partner at Jenner & Block
Hope Jarkowski
  • attorney with Bingham McCutchen
Tom R. Johnson Jr.
  • attorney with Perkins Coie
  • participant in Wilner v. NSA
Kimberly Jones
  • attorney with Killmer Lane & Newman LLP
Paula M. Jones
  • attorney with McCarter & English
Tori Jueds
  • attorney with Jenner & Block
Shayana D. Kadidal
  • Moazzam Begg
  • Murat Kurnaz
  • attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights
Heather Lamberg Kafele 12 Kuwaiti captives in Guantanamo
  • partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP
Kathleen Kaib
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Eastern PA
Matthew B. Kaplan
  • attorney with Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
Christopher G. Karagheuzoff
  • attorney with Dorsey & Whitney
Jason Karasik
  • attorney with Pepper Hamilton LLP
Michelle Kass
  • attorney with Hunton & Williams
Ramzi Kassem
  • Fordham University School of Law
Neal Katyal Salim Ahmed Hamdan
  • Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law School
Zachary Katznelson Sami al-Haj
  • Senior Counsel at Reprieve
Samuel C. Kauffman
  • attorney with Garvey Schubert Barer
Matthew Keller 7 Uyghur captives in Guantanamo
  • associate with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
Patti Kemp
  • attorney with Birnberg Pierce & Partners
Paul F. Kemp
  • attorney with Venable LLP
Elizabeth L. Kendall David Hicks
  • attorney with Jenner & Block
Stephen Kenny David Hicks
  • initially said Hicks was well treated at Guantanamo
Hamid Khan
  • attorney with Holland & Hart
  • counsel of record for five detainees
  • joined the Council on American Islamic Relations in 2003
Mahvish Rukhsana Khan 1 Afghan detainee
  • attorney and translator
Darold W. Killmer
  • attorney with Killmer Lane & Newman LLP
Steven Killpack Abdul Hafiz
  • Utah public defender
Terence L. Kindlon
  • attorney with Kindlon & Shanks, P.C.
Rob Kirsch "Algerian Six"
  • partner at WilmerHale.
Jan K. Kitchel
  • attorney with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Donald A. Klein Muhammad Jayid Hadi Al-Subai'i, et al.
  • attorney with Schiff Hardin LLP
Jason M. Knott 17 Yemeni detainees
  • part of the team from Covington & Burling
Rob Knowles
  • attorney formerly with Covington & Burling
  • assistant professor with New York University School of Law
Neil H. Koslowe
  • Attorney with Shearman & Sterling
  • Spoke out against attempts to limit attorneys access to their Guantanamo clients.
Kenneth A. Kreuscher
  • former Center for Constitutional Rights intern
  • graduate of Lewis & Clark College Law School
  • Portland, Oregon attorney with the Portland Law Collective
Cmdr Suzanne Lachelier Ramzi bin al-Shibh
  • appointed for the defense by the U.S. Navy
Seth D. Lamden Muhammad Jayid Hadi Al-Subai'i, et al.
  • attorney with Howrey LLP
Brett Lampiasi

Jeffrey I. Lang
  • attorney with Debevoise & Plimpton
Darren LaVerne 7 Uyghur captives in Guantanamo
  • attorney with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
Denise LeBoeuf
  • attorney with the John Adams Project
Paul Leder
  • attorney with Richards Spears Kibbe & Orbe LLP
Amanda Lee
  • attorney with the John Adams Project
Karen Lee
  • attorney with Allen & Overy
Matthew Lee
  • attorney with Blank Rome LLP
Walter Lesnevich
  • attorney with Lesnevich & Marzano-Lesnevich
Bryan Lessley
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Oregon
Jason M. Leviton
  • attorney with Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
Eric Lewis
  • attorney with Baach Robinson & Lewis PLLC.
Lietz C. Lietz III
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Northern GA
Gregory M. Lipper 17 Yemeni detainees
  • Assisted in Covington & Burling's representation of the Yemenis
Nicole ("Nikki") Livolsi
  • attorney with Holland & Hart
  • signed a petition for Ehren Watada
Laurelle Lo
  • attorney with Shearman & Sterling LLP
John LoCurto
  • attorney with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Elaina Loizou
  • attorney with Debevoise & Plimpton
John Lundquist
  • attorney with Fredrikson & Byron
Lawrence S. Lustberg
  • attorney with Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione
Matthew Lyons
  • attorney with Dechert
J. Triplett Mackintosh
  • partner at Holland & Hart
Emi MacLean
  • attorney with Center for Constitutional Rights
  • coordinates representation for detainees
Matthew J. MacLean Kuwaiti captives in Guantanamo
  • attorney with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.
Edward B. MacMahon, Jr.
  • attorney with the John Adams Project
Daniel Malone
  • attorney with Dechert
Howard Manchel
  • attorney with Manchel, Wiggins & Kaye
Danny Mann
  • attorney with Seton Hall University School of Law
Susan Baker Manning 12 Uyghur captives in Guantanamo
  • partner at Bingham McCutchen
Joseph Margulies Mamdouh Habib
  • attorney with Northwestern University
  • participant in Wilner v. NSA
Lou Marjon

Larry Martin
  • attorney with Foley Hoag LLP
Colonel Peter Masciola
  • Chief Defense Counsel for the Office of Military Commissions in 2008 and 2009.
Julia Tarver Mason Majeed Abdullah Al Joudi, Abdul Rahman Shalabi
  • partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
  • controversially used "legal mail" to pass Amnesty International pamphlet to detainees
Andrew Matheson
  • attorney with Allen & Overy
Desmond McCallum
  • attorney with Lavin, O'Neil, Ricci, Cedrone & DiSipio
David McColgin
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Eastern PA
Bridget McCormack
  • University of Michigan Clinical Law Program
Neil McGaraghan
  • attorney with Bingham McCutchen
Nancy McGrath
  • attorney with Venable LLP
Scott McKay
  • attorney with the John Adams Project
David McLeod David Hicks
  • replacement for Stephen Kenny
Amy J. McMaster
  • attorney with Venable LLP
Joseph M. McMillan
  • attorney with Perkins Coie
Emily Meazell
  • attorney with Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore
Brian Mendelsohn
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Northern GA
Captain John Merriam Omar Khadr
  • Khadr is the first client he had ever been called upon to defend.
George Brent Mickum IV Bisher Amin Khalil al-Rawi and Jamil al-Banna and Shaker Aamer
  • attorney with Keller and Heckman LLP
  • participant in Wilner v. NSA
Tatia Miller
  • attorney with Debevoise & Plimpton
Pam Minett
  • attorney with Venable LLP
John R. Minock
  • attorney with Cramer & Minock, PLC
Mitchell Y. Mirviss
  • attorney with Venable LLP
John B. Missing
  • partner at Debevoise & Plimpton
Shams Mitha
  • attorney with Allen & Overy
Nicole Moen
  • attorney with Fredrikson & Byron
Michael E. Mone Jr.
  • attorney with Esdaile Barrett & Esdaile
Christopher Moore
  • attorney with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Mariah E. Moran
  • attorney with Law Offices Of Durkin & Roberts
Christopher L. Morgan "Algerian Six"
  • attorney with WilmerHale
Major Michael Mori USMC David Hicks
Daniel Moylan
  • attorney with Murphy & Shaffer
Joseph J. Mueller "Algerian Six"
  • counsel with WilmerHale
Douglas R. Mulkoff
  • attorney with Kessler, Mullkoff and Hooberman
William E. Murane
  • attorney with Holland & Hart
Richard G. Murphy, Jr. Mohammad Bawazir and four other Yemeni captives in Guantanamo
  • partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
William Murphy
  • attorney with Murphy & Shaffer
Arnold L. Natali, Jr.
  • partner at McCarter & English
Maya D. Nath
  • attorney with Jenner & Block
Brian J. Neff Muhammad Jayid Hadi Al-Subai'i, et al.
  • attorney with Schiff Hardin LLP
  • participant in Wilner v. NSA
David Nevin
  • attorney with the John Adams Project
William C. Newman
  • attorney with Lesser, Newman, Souweine, & Nasser
Shawn Nolan
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Eastern PA
Billy Nolas
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Eastern PA
Jon W. Norris

W. Scott O'Connell
  • attorney with Nixon Peabody
Pierce O'Donald
  • attorney with O'Donnell Shaeffer Mortimer
Steve Valerio O'Donnell
  • attorney with Shaeffer Mortimer
Matthew J. O'Hara Umar Abdulayev
Stephen Oleskey "Algerian Six"
  • part of the team from WilmerHale
Barbara Olshansky
  • attorney with Center for Constitutional Rights
Joseph O'Neil
  • attorney with Lavin, O'Neil, Ricci, Cedrone & DiSipio
Rita Osbourne
  • attorney with Carlton Fields
Larry Ottaway
  • attorney with Foliart, Huff, Ottaway & Bottom
Robert Parks
  • attorney with Haggard, Parks, Haggard and Lewis P.A.
Gareth Peirce Tipton Three
Moazzam Begg
Richard Belmar
  • attorney with Birnberg Pierce & Partners
Rufus Pennington
  • attorney with Margol Pennington
David Peters
  • attorney with Bingham McCutchen
Charles H.R. Peters Muhammad Jayid Hadi Al-Subai'i, et al.
  • attorney with Schiff Hardin LLP
Mary Manning Petras
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Columbia
Jason Pinney
  • attorney with Bingham McCutchen
Christian J. Pistilli
  • attorney with Covington & Burling
Eve R. Pogoriler
  • attorney with Covington & Burling
Elizabeth Popolis
  • attorney with Law Office of H. Candace Gorman
Erin Porter
  • attorney with Richards Spears Kibbe & Orbe LLP
Allyson J. Portney "Algerian Six"
  • attorney with WilmerHale
Cristina Posa
  • attorney with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Michael Poulshock
  • attorney with Law Office of Judith Brown Chomsky
Wesley Powell
  • attorney with Hunton & Williams
Andrea J. Prasow Salim Ahmed Hamdan Served on Hamdan's defense team during his Military Commission.
Brittany Prelogar
  • attorney with Allen & Overy
Prescott Prince Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
  • A Captain in the United States Navy Reserve recalled to active duty to represent Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
Carlos Provencio
  • attorney with Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Tom Pulham
  • attorney with Jenner & Block
Lara G. Quint
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Columbia
Robert D. Rachlin Djamel Saiid Ali Ameziane
Ghassan Abdullah al Sharbi
  • Al Sharbi faces charges before a Guantanamo military commission
  • attorney with Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
Jana Ramsey
  • attorney with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Michael Rapkin
  • attorney with Rapkin, Gitlin & Beaumont
Paul Rashkind Inayatullah
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Southern FL
Anant Raut 1 Saudi
  • attorney with Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Martha Rayner
  • Saleh al-Khatemi
  • Fahd al Fawzan
  • Ali Mohammed Nasser Mohammed
  • Sanad Al-Kazimi
  • Mohammed Al-Shimrani
  • Fordham University School of Law
Frank Razzano
  • attorney with Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky
Paul Stuart Reichler Ibrahim al Qosi
  • attorney with Foley Hoag LLP
David H. Remes 17 Yemeni captives in Guantanamo
Saifullah Paracha
  • part of the team from Covington & Burling
Susan Roberts
  • attorney with Perkins Coie
Jeff Robinson
  • attorney with the John Adams Project
Michael W. Robinson
  • attorney with Venable LLP
Philip Rohlik
  • attorney with Debevoise & Plimpton
John Rothermich
  • attorney with WilmerHale
Maureen Rowley
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Eastern PA
Sylvia Royce Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Louis Ruprecht
  • attorney with Ruprecht, Hart & Weeks Esqs.
Diana Rutowski Zachariah al Baidany
  • Attorney for Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe.
Peter Ryan Nasrat Khan
  • attorney with Dechert
William Ryan, Jr.
  • attorney with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston
Lowell E. Sachnoff Walid Ibrahim Mustafa Abu Hijazi and several other detainees
  • partner at Reed Smith
Stephen T. Sady
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Oregon
Seema Saifee Abdulghappar Turkistani
  • attorney with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
  • Represents seven Uyghur captives in Guantanamo.
Megan Sassaman
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
Boyd Savage
  • attorney with Fredrikson & Byron
Andrew Schaefer
  • attorney with Mayer Brown
Christopher J. Schatz
Debra Schneider
  • attorney with Fredrikson & Byron
Harry Schneider Salim Ahmed Hamdan
  • partner at Perkins Coie.
  • received the Thomas C. Wales Award for Passionate Citizenship for this work.
Paul Schoeman 7 Uyghur captives in Guantanamo
  • former partner with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
Carol Schroeder
  • attorney with Debevoise & Plimpton
James Schroeder
  • attorney with Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP
Alison Sclater 7 Uyghur captives in Guantanamo
  • attorney with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
Randolph Stuart Sergent
  • partner at Venable LLP
Amanda Shafer
  • attorney with Shearman & Sterling LLP
Lieutenant Sharon Shaffer .
  • Assigned to defend one of the Guantanamo captives before a Guantanamo military commission.
Pratik Shah "Algerian Six"
  • attorney with WilmerHale
Benjamin Sharp
  • attorney with Perkins Coie
Edward M. Shaw

Jessica Sherman
  • attorney with Fredrikson & Byron
Joseph Shifer 7 Uyghur captives in Guantanamo
  • former summer-associate with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
Laura Shiltz
  • attorney with University of Michigan Clinical Law Program
Harry Silberman
  • attorney with O'Donnell Shaeffer Mortimer
Cary Silverman
  • attorney with Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Gia Simon
  • attorney with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Valerie Simons
  • attorney with Holland & Hart
Helen Skinner
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
Morton Sklar
  • attorney with World Organization for Human Rights USA
David Sleigh
  • attorney with Sleigh & Williams
Marjorie M. Smith
  • Brooklyn Law School
Michael Smith
  • attorney with Dechert
Greg Smith
  • attorney with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Tom Snider
  • attorney with Hunton & Williams
Rebecca S. Snyder Omar Khadr
  • As part of her efforts on Khadr's behalf Snyder appeared before the Human Rights subcommittee of the Parliament of Canada.
Dick Soble
  • attorney with Soble Rowe Krichbaum LLP
Marina Sokolinsky
  • attorney with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
Douglas A. Sondgeroth
  • attorney with Jenner & Block
Neal R. Sonnett
  • Miami lawyer and American Bar Association observer at Guantanamo
Brian Sorensen
  • attorney with Seton Hall University School of Law
Lynne Campbell Soutter "Algerian Six"
  • part of the team from WilmerHale.
Clive Stafford Smith 35 detainees
  • director at Reprieve
Greg Smith 5 Yemeni captives in Guantanamo
  • attorney with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
Gary D. Sowards
  • attorney with the John Adams Project
Brent T. Starks 17 Yemeni detainees
  • attorney with Covington & Burling
Adrian Lee Steel, Jr.
  • attorney with Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP
Michael J. Sternhell 7 Uyghur captives in Guantanamo
  • attorney with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
  • participant in Wilner v. NSA
Jeffrey Strauss
  • attorney with Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP
Colonel Dwight H. Sullivan USMCR .
  • Chief Defense Counsel.
Mark S. Sullivan
  • attorney with Dorsey & Whitney
Patricia A. Sullivan
Scott Sullivan
  • attorney with Allen & Overy
Thomas P. Sullivan
  • partner at Jenner & Block
Philip Sundel Ali Hamza Ahmed Sulayman al Bahlul
  • Appointed to represent al Bahlul before a Guantanamo military commission.
  • Said: "There's virtually no chance he can get a fair trial."
Timothy S. Susanin
  • attorney with Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione
Alan Sussman

Lieutenant Commander Charles Swift United States Navy Salim Hamdan
  • Steered Hamdan v. Rumsfeld all the way to the Supreme Court.
  • Subsequently passed over for promotion, which, with the Navy's "up or out" promotion policy, meant his military career was over.
Julia Symon
  • attorney with Clifford Chance
Jarvis Tait
  • attorney with Blank Rome LLP
Elizabeth Vranicar Tanis 5 Yemeni captives in Guantanamo
  • partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
Asmah Tareen
  • attorney with Fredrikson & Byron
  • participant in Wilner v. NSA
Julia L. Tarver ten Saudis

Helped ten Saudis.

Joel Taylor 7 Uyghur captives in Guantanamo
  • attorney with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
William Teesdale Adel Hamad
Nazar Gul
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Oregon
  • Says his investigation, in Afghanistan, cleared his client.
Sherman Teichman
  • Tufts University
Doris Tennant Aziz Abdul Naji
Wade A. Thomson
  • attorney with Jenner & Block
Eric Tirschwell 7 Uyghur captives in Guantanamo
  • attorney with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
Michael Trahar
  • attorney with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Patrick Train-Gutiérrez
  • attorney with Hunton & Williams
Harry Trainor
  • attorney with Brennan, Trainor, Billman & Bennett, LLP
Adrienne Tranel
  • American University College of Law
Charles M. Travis

Robert Trenchard
  • attorney with WilmerHale
Mike Trinh Adham Mohammed Ali Awad
  • attorney for Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe
  • was removed from Guantanamo following the June 10, 2006 suicide reports.
Stephen M. Truitt 1 Yemeni and 1 Palestinian
  • former attorney with Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • participant in Wilner v. NSA
Suzanne Turner
  • attorney with Dechert
Andrew W. Vail David Hicks
  • attorney with Jenner & Block
Colby Vokey USMC Omar Khadr
John Van Sickle
  • attorney with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Hillary Victor
  • attorney with Jenner & Block
Danielle Voorhees
  • attorney with Holland & Hart
Lori Wagner
  • attorney with Debevoise & Plimpton
Sylvia Walbolt
  • attorney with Carlton Fields
Ian Wallach

James (Bud) Walsh Abdul Haleem
  • partner at Davis Wright Tremaine
David Walters
  • attorney with Jenner & Block
Steve Wax Adel Hamad
Nazar Gul
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Oregon
  • works with six other Oregon public defenders
Hadassa Waxman
  • former attorney with Debeoise & Plimpton
Seth P. Waxman represented detainees in Boumediene v. Bush before Supreme Court
  • partner at WilmerHale
Robert C. Weaver
  • attorney with Garvey Schubert Barer
Colleen Weinman
  • paralegal with Dechert
Jamie Weitzel
  • attorney with Venable LLP
Jason C. Welch
  • attorney with McCarter & English
Carolyn Welshhans
  • attorney with Dechert
Bill Wertheimer, Jr.

Terry West

Cody M. Weston
  • attorney with Perkins Coie
Nathan Whitling
  • attorney with Parlee Mclaws LLP
Kristin B. Wilhlem 5 Yemeni captives in Guantanamo
  • partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
Sabin Willett Uyghur captives in Guantanamo
  • attorney with Bingham McCutchen
Thomas Wilner 12 Kuwaiti captives in Guantanamo
  • attorney with Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • main participant in Wilner v. NSA
Rick Wilson
  • American University College of Law
Mark Wilson
  • attorney with the Federal Defender Office District of Eastern PA
Elizabeth A. Wilson
  • attorney with WilmerHale
Lt. Col. Barry Wingard Faiz Mohammed Ahmed Al Kandari
  • public defender in Allegheny County, Pittsburgh
Elton Y. Wong
  • attorney with Jenner & Block
Gordon Woodward Abd Al Nasir Mohammed Abd Al Qadir Khantumani and Muhammed Khan Tumani
  • part of the team from Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP
Shawn Wright
  • attorney with Blank Rome LLP
Jeffrey C. Wu
  • attorney with Covington & Burling
Jessica Yager
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
Stephen Yagman Salem Abdul Salem Ghereby
  • wrote the play "Guantanamo Act IV"

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