29 Facts About Judy Clarke


Judy Clare Clarke was born on 1952 and is an American criminal defense attorney who has represented several high-profile defendants such as Ted Kaczynski, Eric Rudolph, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Joseph Edward Duncan, Zacarias Moussaoui, Jared Lee Loughner, Robert Gregory Bowers, Burford Furrow, Lisa Montgomery and Susan Smith.


Judy Clarke has negotiated plea agreements that spared her clients the death penalty, as was the case for Eric Rudolph, Ted Kaczynski, and Jared Lee Loughner.


Judy Clarke received the John Frank Award from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.


Judy Clarke served as executive director of the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc and the Federal Defenders of the Eastern District of Washington and Idaho.


Judy Clare Clarke is the daughter of Harry Wilson Clarke and Patsy Clarke.


Patsy Judy Clarke was the daughter of a Massachusetts movie theater manager who moved the family to Asheville when Patsy was a teen.


Judy Clarke's father was a civic leader in Asheville and president of Western Carolina Industries employer association.


Judy Clarke's mother spent much of her time raising her four children and occasionally acted in regional theater productions.


Helms called Patsy Judy Clarke to offer his condolences and sent the family a flag that had been flown in his honor at the US Capitol.


From about the sixth or seventh grade, Judy Clarke wanted to be a lawyer or a judge.


For college, Judy Clarke studied psychology at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.


Right after college, Judy Clarke went to the University of South Carolina School of Law and received her JD in 1977.


Judy Clarke was quickly promoted to Senior Trial Attorney and Chief Trial Attorney.


From 1983 until 1991, Judy Clarke served as the executive director of FDSDI.


Judy Clarke argued United States v Rojas-Contreras and United States v Munoz-Flores before the Supreme Court of the United States.


In 1992, Judy Clarke left FDSDI to lead the newly created federal defender office in the Eastern District of Washington and Idaho, which she did until June 2002.


Judy Clarke is currently in private practice in San Diego, California with her husband, Thomas H Speedy Rice.


Judy Clarke was the first public defender president and the second woman president.


Judy Clarke is a member of the Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel, which helps judges recruit qualified federal public defenders.


Judy Clarke has been a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1997.


Judy Clarke is a Professor of Practice at Washington and Lee University School of Law.


Judy Clarke's co-counsel was David Bruck, a friend of hers from law school.


Pope believes that Judy Clarke was able to humanize Susan Smith and help them see that Smith was herself a victim.


Judy Clarke is serving a life sentence without parole at the federal ADX Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, USA.


Judy Clarke is currently serving life in prison without the possibility of parole at ADX Florence.


The Phoenix Public Defenders' Office had requested that Judy Clarke be retained in order to allow Loughner to receive competent counsel without the possibility of a community-wide conflict of interest arising from proceedings against him for his alleged role in the shooting.


In 2012, Judy Clarke brokered a deal sparing Loughner's life in exchange for a guilty plea to 19 counts, including the wounding of then congresswoman Gabby Giffords.


In 2013, Judy Clarke was appointed to the defense team representing Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.


Judy Clarke admitted her client's guilt and told the jury that he was responsible for the "senseless, horrific, misguided acts" referring to Tsarnaev's bombing of the Boston marathon.