2019 Black Public Defender Association (BPDA) Conference.
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Brandi Harden

Harden & Pinckney, PLLC
Managing Partner
Washington DC
Brandi Harden is currently the managing partner at Harden & Pinckney, PLLC, a boutique law firm located in Washington, D.C. Harden & Pinckney, PLLC, specializes in criminal defense litigation, contract, divorce, and family law. Ms. Harden is also an adjunct professor at Howard University School of Law, where she coaches the Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team. Before going into private practice, Ms. Harden was a trial attorney as well as a supervising attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS). While working for PDS, Ms. Harden maintained a homicide caseload and supervised attorneys litigating general felony cases in D.C. Superior Court. Ms. Harden also served as a chair of the Criminal Practice Institute, led the felony division-trial practice groups, served as faculty for Summer Series trainings, and was an active member of the PDS Forensic Practice Group. Before joining PDS, Ms. Harden worked for the Southern Center for Human Rights, the United States Department of Labor, and the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division-Computer and Finance Section. Ms. Harden currently serves as the team leader of the Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop. She also serves as faculty for the National Criminal Defense College, Gideon's Promise, The Bronx Defender’s Trial College, and many other litigation trainings. Brandi Harden is a native Texan who obtained both her Bachelor of Arts and her Juris Doctorate from Howard University. She is currently admitted to practice law in Washington, D.C., and is an active member of the District of Columbia Bar.