Friday, May 23, 2014

Special Program in Conjuction with Law & Forensic Science Course
In Defense of Camm: Examining the Role of Forensic Evidence

CLE: 1.0 Hours (pending approval)

Speaker: Rick Kammen, Attorney, Stacy Uliana, ’97, Attorney at Law & David Camm
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Location: Wynne Courtroom (Room 100),Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Fran Watson at

In Defense of Camm: Examining the Role of Forensic Evidence

Presented by IU McKinney School of Law (Criminal Defense and Wrongful Conviction Clinics)

Registration is closed. We will accept walk-ins registration and CLE credit is still available.

Speaker Bios:

Richard Kammen is a practicing criminal defense lawyer with his office in Indianapolis, Indiana. He concentrates his practice in white-collar defense, complex crimes, health care issues as well as death penalty defense. He is a member of the law firm of Kammen and Moudy. He graduated from Ripon College cum laude in 1968 and New York University School of Law in 1971. Admitted to the Bar in 1971, he began his practice after service in the United States Army.
During his professional career, Mr. Kammen has served as a public defender in the Marion County Courts on two occasions, 1972-1974 and 1978-1979.
He presently maintains an active criminal defense practice in both the state and federal courts, acting as both retained and appointed counsel. He has represented clients charged with offenses ranging in seriousness from felony drunk driving to Racketeering and Capital Murder.
Mr. Kammen has defended many homicide cases including death penalty cases in both State and Federal courts. Mr. Kammen has been trial counsel on six State death penalty cases, including State of Indiana v. Charles Smith, a retrial of a reversed death penalty conviction in which the defendant was found not guilty. He has been appointed by United States District Judges to represent capitally charged defendants throughout the United States including such cases as United States v. Raymond Cheely (Government's request for death penalty dismissed as improper) United States v. Reginald Brown (Government's request for death penalty and underlying Murder charges dismissed because the defendant is innocent) and United States v. Joe Minerd, in which the defendant, convicted of killing his pregnant girlfriend and her three year old with a bomb received a life sentence. His is currently “learned counsel” in United States v. Donnell Young, which is the oldest pending Federal capital case in the United States.
A frequent speaker and lecturer on criminal defense issues, Mr. Kammen has spoken in almost every state and federal circuits. He has been a member of the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College since 1982 and the Trial Lawyers College since 2001.
Mr. Kammen is the recipient of the Pro Bono Award given by the Indiana Bar Association.

Stacy Uliana began her career in criminal defense at the Indiana Public Defender Council, a State agency dedicated to improving the quality of representation provided at public expense. See At the Public Defender Council, Stacy studied criminal law and procedure and helped attorneys around the State prepare their cases. Stacy also co-authored many practice manuals on various aspects of criminal defense law. For example, Stacy co-authored the Indiana Evidence Manual, Indiana Sentencing Manual, Indiana Motions Manual, Search and Seizure Pamphlet, and Confessions Pamphlet. As a staff attorney for the Public Defender Council, Stacy was able to build a deep knowledge of Indiana law which provides the foundation for her representation of clients even today.

In 2001, Stacy joined the firm of Liell & McNeil, in Bloomington, Indiana. There she represented those accused of crimes all over the State of Indiana. Stacy represented clients in all stages of the criminal justice system from jury trials to appeals and post-conviction relief.

In 2005, Stacy started her own law firm concentrating solely on criminal defense law. Through her private practice, she has represented those charged with all types of crimes, from Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated to Murder. Stacy's office is located in the quiet, small town of Bargersville, just south of Greenwood off of State Road 135. Stacy also continues to contract with the Indiana Public Defender Council on a part-time basis, providing assistance and training to other defense attorneys around the State of Indiana. She frequently lectures at continuing legal education seminars around the State and country on topics ranging from challenging junk science in the courtroom to Indiana case law.

The law school is proud that Stacy is a graduate of the school and an alumni of the Criminal Defense Clinic.   


Parking is available for a nominal fee at the campus Gateway Garage, located on the corner of Michigan and California Streets (Address is 525 Blackford Street).

Parking is also available for a nominal fee at the Natatorium Garage two blocks west of the law school.

Special Accommodations:

Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance should call (317) 274-8036 no later than one week prior to the event. Special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs.

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