Jaclyn S. Frankfurt, Esq., serves as Deputy Chief of the Appellate Division of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. She has briefed and argued over 30 cases in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, including three cases before the en banc Court. She has also argued before the Supreme Court of the United States. In her career at the Public Defender Service (PDS), Ms. Frankfurt has worked at the trial and appellate levels, representing adults in criminal cases and juveniles in delinquency matters.
Before joining PDS, Ms. Frankfurt was an E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center, where she represented adults and juveniles in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and supervised third-year law students in the Juvenile Justice Clinic. Ms. Frankfurt also spent a year practicing education law in New York City.
Ms. Frankfurt received her Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Harvard-Radcliffe College and her Juris Doctor from Yale Law School. She also received an LL.M. in Advocacy from the Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Frankfurt previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Walter J. Skinner of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.