2020 SPD Annual Criminal Defense Conference

-Speaker Biographies-

Joseph Cavise joined the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender after graduating from the DePaul University College of Law. He initially worked in the Civil Division/Child Protection Division before transitioning to the Forensic Science Division in early 2015. He has developed expertise in the litigation of DNA and pattern-matching evidence and is currently expanding into the realm of digital forensics, including cell-site simulators and facial recognition software. He spends most of his time assisting the PD’s many trial lawyers with pre-trial litigation of forensic discovery and admissibility and conducts examinations of forensic experts at hearings and trials. Outside of litigation, he especially enjoys presenting on forensic evidence to defense lawyers around the country and is grateful for the continuing opportunities to do so.