Washington, DC (Aug. 1, 2018) – Andrew S. Birrell was sworn in as Treasurer of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association’s annual meeting in Miami Beach, FL, on July 29. He has previously served on NACDL’s board of directors and serves as the Co-Chair of NACDL’s Trial Penalty Recommendation Task Force.
Mr. Birrell is the Managing Partner of the law firm of Gaskins Bennett & Birrell LLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers—an honor limited to the top 1% of lawyers in the State. He also serves as the Chairperson of the Minnesota State Bar Association Criminal Law Certification Board and was the first lawyer in Minnesota to be certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist. He is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a Member of the Million Dollar Advocate Forum. In addition to being selected a perennial Super Lawyer, he has three times been named one of Minnesota’s Top 100 Super Lawyers.
Mr. Birrell is available to represent clients in all phases of criminal law and related matters from grand jury investigations through appeals in federal and state courts throughout the United States. He represents clients in matters implicating the most significant and difficult white collar criminal law matters, including those involving: RICO, money laundering, conspiracy, tax charges, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud and other related allegations.
Mr. Birrell is an accomplished and seasoned appellate lawyer. He has argued before the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., the federal appeals court, and has won reversals of convictions and orders for new trials in the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.
Mr. Birrell is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the Antioch School of Law.
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