Carrie Ellis and Daniel Engelberg Take on New Roles

OPD is excited to announce two staff promotions – Carrie Ellis has been named Training Director and Daniel Engelberg named Deputy Chief of Trials.

As Training Director, Carrie will continue the development and implementation of OPD’s extensive training programs for new and established attorneys that support our mission and vision, meet client needs, and keep attorneys current on the latest changes and most important aspects of criminal law.

Daniel Engelberg takes on the newly created role of Deputy Chief of Trials. Working closely with Chief of Trials Kendall Green, Daniel will help identify and address specific case challenges with staff attorneys, investigators, client services advocates, social workers and court support administrators within the Trial Division.


Carrie joined OPD as a staff attorney in 2008, most recently serving as a training supervisor for new attorneys. She previously served as an E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center representing clients charged with criminal offenses and supervised third-year law students in the Criminal Justice Clinic.  Prior to pursuing her law degree, Carrie was in the Peace Corps in Moldova and worked with an international non-profit organization focusing on civic education and election reform in Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union. Carrie received her J.D. from Columbia University and her B.A. in Russian and B.S. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Daniel joined OPD in 2007 as a staff attorney and has served as a felony supervising attorney in Criminal District Court for the past two years. Daniel’s law career has focused on indigent defense, working for the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, the Public Defender Service of D.C., and the E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship Program at the Georgetown University Law Center.  As a Prettyman Fellow, Daniel represented clients charged misdemeanor and felony offenses in the District of Columbia and served as a teaching fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center Criminal Justice Clinic.  He also is a founding member and board member of D.C. Lawyers for Youth, a non-profit agency that promotes juvenile justice reform. Daniel is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the Georgetown University Law Center, and received his L.L.M. in advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center in 2011.




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