Joseph W. Luby has served as an attorney with the Death Penalty Litigation Clinic, formerly the Public Interest Litigation Clinic, since 2001. After graduating from Yale Law School in 1998, he served as a judicial law clerk for Judge John R. Gibson of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and then for Judge Howard F. Sachs of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. Mr. Luby has represented death-sentenced prisoners in all manner of post-trial proceedings, with an emphasis on federal habeas corpus remedies. In 2009 he was awarded the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers‚ Atticus Finch Award for the pursuit of justice and the defense of unpopular causes.
Jessica Sutton is a staff attorney at the Death Penalty Litigation Clinic, which she joined in 2010. Jessica is a 2009 graduate of Boston University School of Law, where she was awarded the Warren S. Gilford Law and Humanity Prize as well as the Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award for her work in the criminal defense clinic. During law school, Jessica co-founded a community-based legal clinic serving transgender people in Boston, including those who are incarcerated. Jessica also interned at the New York Civil Liberties Union and volunteered for the Center for Death Penalty Litigation. After law school, Jessica clerked for the Honorable Helen Toor at Chittenden Superior Court in Burlington, Vermont. She currently serves on the Board of Equal Justice Works.
Codi Potts is the Paralegal and Office Manager for the Death Penalty Litigation Clinic and has been since 2008. Codi graduated from Washburn University with a Legal Studies degree in 2007. She also attended Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kansas and graduated with an Accounting degree in 2003. (Contact DPLC for CV).
Krista Kane Foster is a support staff member for the Death Penalty Litigation Clinic, where she has been support since September 2012. Krista has over eight years of experience working in law firms in several capacties. (Contact DPLC for CV).