Civil and Criminal Appeals in State and Federal Court

Press

The Bill Newman Show, WHMP Northampton, January 28, 2013 (discussing Charles Wilhite acquittal)

The Bill Newman Show, WHMP Northampton, Massachusetts, January 21, 2013 (discussing Charles Wilhite acquittal  on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day segment).

Charles Wilhite Found Not Guilty, Case Poses Challenges for Prosecutors, New England Public Radio, Massachusetts, January 18, 2013.

2nd trial finds Charles Wilhite not guilty of murder in Springfield shooting death of Alberto Rodriguez,MassLive.com,January17,2013.

Jury finds Charles Wilhite not guilty in second murder trial, CBS 3, Springfield, Massachusetts, January 17, 2013.

Charles Wilhite Found Not Guilty in Murder Retrial, ABC 40, Springfield, Massachusetts, January 17, 2013.

Wilhite found not guilty in 2nd murder trial, 22 News, Springfield, Massachusetts, January 17, 2013.

First Circuit: Defendant waived public trial claim when lawyer failed to object, National Law Journal, June 20, 2013.

The Bill Newman Show, WHMP Northampton, June 4, 2012 (discussing order reversing murder conviction and granting Charles Wilhite a new trial).

Survey on briefs offers companies more certainty, New England In-House, v.8, #3, p.3 (July 2010).

Survey of judges offers guidelines for appellate briefs, Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly, 38 MLW 1931 (07-19-10)(appeared concurrently in Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly (07-19-10).

CBS “Early Show,” January 28, 2002 (interviewed on national broadcast with head of state Dept. of Social Services and attorney for the parents in case about the intervention of state social services in an Attleboro, Massachusetts religious cult to protect several children). Quoted in the New York Times (02/03/02, p.18 & 01/24/02) and Boston.com (01/29/02) in the same case.

Presentations

Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (“MCLE”):

Chair, Post-Conviction and Appellate Advocacy, 2009-present.

Chair, Practicing Law in the Cloud: the Ethics of Cloud Computing, May 2011.

Chair, Ethics in the Age of Facebook and Twitter, May 2010.

Presenter, Single Justice Practice, April 2008 & June 2013.

Publications

138 Appellate Judges Can't Be Wrong.
The Champion, August 2007, p.10.
(The Champion is published by the Natl Assoc. of Crim Defense Lawyers).

If You Have Seen One Circuit, Have You Seen Them All?
A Comparison of the Advocacy Preferences in Three Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal,
83 Denv. U. L. Rev. 893 (2006)

What’s the Difference?
A Comparison of the Advocacy Preferences of State and Federal Appellate Judges,
7 J. App. Prac. & Process 335 (2005).

Common Knowledge about Appellate Briefs: True or False?
6 J. App. Prac. & Process 331 (2004).

Survey Shows Preferences of Northeastern Judges At Appellate Argument,
New York State Bar Association Journal, vol. 76, no. 8, p. 42 (October 2004).

2003 New England Appellate Judicial Survey: Use of Authority and the Record,
The Vermont Bar Journal, vol. 29, no.4, p.47 (Winter 2003).

Survey Sheds Light on Appellate Brief-Writing,
Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly, vol. 32, no.10, p.11
(32 M.L.W. 495) (November 3, 2003).

2003 New England Appellate Judicial Survey,
The Vermont Bar Journal, vol. 29, no.3, p.41 (Fall 2003).

Appellate Judge Survey Offers Insight into Effective Advocacy,
New Hampshire Bar News, vol. 14, no.6, p.23 (September 5, 2003).

2003 Survey of New England Appellate Judges: Part One,
Maine Lawyers Review, vol.11, no. 14, p.24 (July 17, 2003).