B.A., Louisiana State University; J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Kriston D. Neely is a Visiting Associate Professor and supervises the GW Innocence Project. Professor Neely has been working with the pro bono project as the inaugural 2010–2012 Public Interest Fellow.
Before accepting the assignment at GW Law, he worked as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. John E. Steele in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He also served as an assistant solicitor in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office where he prosecuted defendants charged with offenses ranging from misdemeanors to felonies in Charleston, SC. Professor Neely had the privilege of representing clients in the judicial system-from arrest to trial-as an assistant public defender with the Charleston County Public Defender Office. In addition, he had the opportunity of teaching legal research and writing at the Charleston School of Law.
Currently, Professor Neely is pursuing an LL.M. in environmental law.