“Wow, that’s a firm handshake” — Challenges of a Female Criminal Defense Attorney

“Wow, that’s a firm handshake” — Challenges of a Female Criminal Defense Attorney

My friend and colleague, Leslie Smith, posed a great question this morning on Facebook. She asked: “Female criminal defense attorneys: does anyone know why there aren't that many of us?” While there are female attorneys working as prosecutors and public defenders, there are few female criminal defense attorneys in the private bar. There are even fewer that focus solely on criminal law. A discussion…