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Deja Vishny

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Deja Vishny has focused her career on the defense of homicide and confession cases and was the Deputy Training Director and Homicide Practice Coordinator at the Wisconsin Public Defender until December 2018. She is a nationally known criminal defense trainer who has lectured for criminal defense associations, public defender offices, state bar associations and NGO's on defending confession cases, suppression and various aspects of trial practice in over 35 states and India. She is on the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College and served on the Boards of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Wisconsin State Bar Criminal Law Section. She obtained acquittals, confession and eyewitness identification suppressions and dismissals in numerous homicides and other cases.

In 2015, the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award for the defense of the indigent accused. In 2012, Deja was honored by the Wisconsin Law Journal with a "Women in the Law" award. She was named in SuperLawyers for several consecutive years. She is an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School where she teaches trial advocacy. She is the author of Suppressing Criminal Evidence, available from James Publishing.