Letty S. Di Giulio specializes in felony appeals and post-conviction relief applications. She has extensive experience representing both capital and non-capital clients. After working for several years as an Assistant Defender with the Illinois State Appellate Defender in Chicago, Ms. Di Giulio worked as a staff attorney with both The Capital Appeals Project and The Capital Post-Conviction Project of Louisiana. She has argued a number of criminal appeals before the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Illinois Supreme Court, and the Illinois appellate courts and has conducted evidentiary hearings in the Louisiana district courts.

 


 

  RECOMMENDED APPELLATE ATTORNEY:


LETTY S. DI GIULIO



K&B Plaza
1055 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 208
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Phone 504.571.5929
Fax 504.571.5437

Email:    letty@lettydigiulio.com

APPEALS

POST-CONVICTION

FEDERAL HABEAS


Letty S. Di Giulio
specializes in serious felony direct appeals, state post-conviction relief applications, and federal habeas petitions.  
 
Ms. Di Giulio began her legal career in Chicago, Illinois, where she represented both capital post-conviction petitioners and non-capital criminal defendants on appeal on behalf of the Office of the Illinois State Appellate Defender (OSAD).  Returning to her home state of Louisiana in 2004, she decided to focus exclusively on capital appeals and post-conviction, representing indigent defendants under sentence of death on behalf of the Capital Appeals Project (CAP) and The Capital Post-Conviction Project of Louisiana (CPCPL).  She has won reversals on behalf of her capital and non-capital clients in both Illinois and Louisiana.  Now in private practice, Ms. Di Giulio continues to devote the bulk of her time and commitment to representing indigent capital defendants on direct appeal, state post-conviction, and in federal habeas, but she also accepts a select number of serious felony cases in these three forums each year.    

 
ADMITTED:
Illinois state courts, 2000
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Louisiana state courts, 2005
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

PUBLICATIONS:
Author, Note: "Dying for the Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel in State Post-Conviction Proceedings: State Statutes and Due Process in Capital Cases," The Boston University Public Interest Law Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Fall 1999).

Contributor, "United States Supreme Court Review of Criminal and Habeas Cases: 1999-2000 Term," The California Western Law Review, Vol. 36, No. 2 (Spring 2000).

Contributor, "The Illinois Death Penalty: What Went Wrong?" The John Marshall Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 2 (Winter 2001).

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
Louisiana State Bar Association
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Co-Chair, LACDL Amicus Committee
Member, LACDL Death Penalty Committee
Federal Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

EDUCATION:  
Boston University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2000
Member, Boston University Public Interest Law Journal
Edward F. Hennessey Scholar

Tulane University, Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude in English, 1996
Senior Scholar Award in English


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