Debi Cornwall


Areas of Practice (3)

  • Civil Rights Section 1983
  • Civil Practice
  • Federal Civil Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212-965-9081  Phone
212-965-9084  Fax
University Attended:
Brown University, B.A., 1995
Law School Attended:
Harvard Law School, J.D., 2000
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Ninth Circuits; U.S. Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 2001, New York
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Reported Cases:
Waters v. Town of Ayer, et al., (D. Mass. 2009) ($10,729,000 bench verdict in wrongful conviction case); Gregory v. City of Louisville, et al., 444 F.3d 725 (6th Cir. 2006) (denying immunity and remanding for trial on claims relating to misidentification, suppression of evidence, fabrications and malicious prosecution); Washington v. Wilmore, 407 F.3d 274 (4th Cir. 2005) (denying officer qualified immunity for fabricating confession), on remand, Washington v. Wilmore, 2006 WL 2471611 (W.D.Va. Aug. 23, 2006) (denying post-trial motions); Atkins v. County of Riverside, et al., 151 Fed.Appx. 501 (9th Cir. Sept. 14, 2005) (denying immunity for fabrication and suppression of evidence); O'Donnell v. State of New York, 26 A.D.3d 59, 808 N.Y.S.2d 266, 2005 N.Y. Slip Op. 09507 (N.Y. App. Div. 2d Dep't. 2005) (unjust conviction claimant does not cause his own conviction by making statements to police that are not introduced at trial).

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New York, New York

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