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Debbie Hines is a Washington, DC based practicing trial attorney, former Maryland prosecutor and member of the Supreme Court bar who is an expert in criminal law, high profile criminal cases, gun laws, death penalty cases and voting laws. She…Full Bio Below »
Debbie Hines is a Washington, DC based practicing trial attorney, former Maryland prosecutor and member of the Supreme Court bar who is an expert in criminal law, high profile criminal cases, gun laws, death penalty cases and voting laws. She often addresses legal issues at the intersection of race and crime. As a former felony prosecutor, she tried homicides, attempted murders, rapes, burglaries, robberies, narcotics and economic crimes before juries with a high conviction rate. Presently, she maintains a boutique law practice focused on civil and criminal litigation. As a trial lawyer in private practice, Debbie advocates for the rights of her clients in court rooms across the country.
Debbie frequently appears in the media as a legal commentator and guest host addressing high profile legal cases and various legal issues on C-SPAN, the Michael Eric Dyson show, the CBS, NBC, Fox 5 News, and ABC Washington, DC TV affiliates, CBC-Canadian, RT America TV, Pacifica and Sirius XM radio. Hines also contributes articles to the Huffington Post, Politic365 and the Women’s Media Center. Her ability to succinctly explain and simplify complex legal issues comes from her vast jury trial and court room experience. Hines’ opinion written works have appeared in the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Afro American. She has been quoted online in NPR, on CNN and in syndicated newspaper articles through the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service (“NNPA”).
In 2009, Debbie launched Legal Speaks.com, a progressive legal and political blog where she addresses issues on gender and race. As a social media expert, she frequently addresses issues online on voting laws, gun laws, abortion laws and criminal laws at the intersection of race and crime. She has fast become one of the most influential and prominent African American bloggers in the country today. Her article, Why the New Voter ID Laws Will Disenfranchise Women was one of the most widely read articles on the Women’s Media Center. Her astute perspective is one that is rarely heard in mainstream media.
Debbie Hines holds a Juris Doctorate from George Washington University Law School and a BA in American history from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a native of Baltimore, MD.
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