B.A. , 2003 , American University. J.D., 2008, Duke University School of Law (Director, Innocence Project); LL.M. (Master of Laws in Criminal Advocacy), 2010, Georgetown University Law Center (E. Barrett Prettyman Graduate Clinical Teaching Fellowship).
Emilia I. Beskind
Emilia is a legal professional known for her exceptional trial skills, making her a standout choice for legal representation.
Areas of Practice
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Trial Expertise
Emilia is an accomplished trial lawyer. She has successfully handled numerous serious felony cases in the District of Columbia, Louisiana and North Carolina courts. Her trial skills extend beyond individual cases, as she is sought after nationally and locally to train fellow lawyers in critical trial skills, particularly in the realms of jury selection and cross-examination.
Campus Discipline and Sexual Assault Litigation
Emilia possesses a unique and expert proficiency in handling and litigating issues surrounding campus discipline, particularly accusations of sexual assault. Her commitment to justice and advocacy extends to ensuring fair treatment for individuals facing such allegations within educational institutions.
Professional Recognitions
Emilia has been selected as a Super Lawyer since 2023. Emilia is also a member of the International Society of Barristers, an exclusive organization for elite trial lawyers, as well as the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.
Training and Publications
Emilia has served as a faculty member at the Anthony G. Amsterdam Capital Post-Conviction Skills Seminar, and she frequently contributes to training sessions for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. She has conducted multiple state and national trainings in jury selection techniques for other lawyers. She also serves as an author on leading treatises and practical guides covering criminal defense strategies, trial practice, and evidence.
Why Choose Emilia for Trial Representation?
Choose Emilia Beskind for exceptional trial skills, including an expert focus on campus discipline and sexual assault litigation, providing a distinct advantage in navigating complex legal matters.
Commitment to Excellence
From courtroom successes to campus discipline wins, Emilia's dedication to excellence is unwavering, positioning her as a top choice for those seeking adept representation.  
Expert Campus Discipline Proficiency
Emilia's unique proficiency in campus discipline, especially Title IX proceedings,  ensures a comprehensive and knowledgeable approach to these sensitive matters.
Expert Trainer
Nationally and locally recognized for her training sessions, Emilia excels in honing critical trial skills, with a focus on jury selection and cross-examination.
Experience in Sexual Assault Cases
Emilia brings experience in successfully trying sexual assault cases, providing a professional understanding of the challenges posed by these cases.
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