ABOUT OUR TEAM
Stacie B. Lieberman, Director
Stacie is the Director of Post-Conviction Programs for the Capital Area Private Defender Service, and has more than a decade of post-conviction experience, primarily litigating capital habeas petitions on behalf of death-sentenced individuals in multiple states. Prior to undertaking post-conviction work full time, she practiced corporate litigation and international trade law in Washington, D.C., where she won an award for her pro bono work. Stacie has a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a J.D., magna cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law. She is admitted to practice in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi (inactive), Ohio (inactive), and the District of Columbia. Stacie is a member of the bars of the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, as well as multiple federal district courts. Stacie is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and serves on the Amicus Curiae Committee, is an affiliate member of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and participated in the discussion group that led to the publication of Guidelines for Collaboration: Prosecutors and Defense Counsel Working Together in Joint Post-Conviction Investigations in 2022.
Jane Eggers, Supervising Senior Attorney, APD DNA Review Project
Prior to joining The Forensic Project, Jane worked as a capital post-conviction attorney for a number of years. She has also worked for state and international policy organizations. Jane received her J.D. from the University of Arizona (Law Review) and her MSSW from Columbia University. Jane is admitted to practice in Texas and Louisiana and is a member of the bars of the United States Supreme Court and United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Marie Scavetta, Supervising Senior Attorney, DPS DNA Mixture Review Project
Marie has decades of criminal defense experience both as a trial and post-conviction attorney. Marie received her B.A. from New York University and her J.D. from New York University School of Law. Marie is licensed to practice in Texas, Louisiana, New York, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Carol Camp, Senior Attorney, DPS DNA Mixture Review Project
Prior to joining The Forensic Project, Carol represented indigent juvenile and adult clients in both non-capital and capital trial, appellate, state post-conviction, and federal habeas corpus proceedings. Carol received her J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law, where she interned for former Texas Supreme Court Justice Robert A. Gammage. Carol received her B.A. with Honors in History and English and her M.A. degree in U.S. History from the University of Notre Dame. Carol is licensed to practice in Texas, Mississippi, and Kentucky (active), as well as in Louisiana, Georgia, Missouri, Nevada, and Oregon (inactive). She is admitted in all federal district courts in Texas, as well as multiple federal district courts, the United States Court of Appeals in the Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a member of the State Bar College and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
Ashley Steele, Senior Attorney, APD DNA Review Project
Before joining The Forensic Project, Ashley served as Training Coordinator and Post-Conviction Attorney at the Texas Office of Capital and Forensic Writs, where she zealously represented men sentenced to death in state habeas proceedings. Ashley received a fellowship from the Yale Initiative for Public Interest Law to conduct a project at the Texas Defender Service assessing and critiquing the quality of direct appeals in capital cases resulting in a publication, Lethally Deficient. She is the recipient of NLADA’s New Leaders in Advocacy Award and an Excellence in Public Interest Attorney Award from Texas Law Fellowships. Ashley received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and is a member of the State Bar College and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Ashley is admitted to practice in Texas and is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court.
Natasha Baker-Bradley, Staff Attorney, APD DNA Review Project
Prior to joining The Forensic Project, Natasha gained significant experience as an appellate attorney at the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office, where she won a case before the Florida Supreme Court in 2018. Natasha is licensed to practice in Texas and Florida. Natasha has appeared on several national trivia programs, including Jeopardy! and ABC’s The Chase.
Belinda Wright, Staff Attorney, APD and DPS DNA Mixture Projects
A native Houstonian, Belinda graduated from Rice University as a first-generation college student with a B.A. in Legal Studies and a University Certification in Spanish Translation. Belinda earned her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, where she was honored for her advocacy and brief-writing skills with membership in The Order of the Barristers. After law school, Belinda served as a law clerk to The Honorable Judge Marvin Teague on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals before joining the criminal defense law firm of Maloney & Yeager in Austin, where she specialized in complex state and federal litigation at both the trial and appellate level with an emphasis on white collar crime. When partner Frank Maloney was elected to the Court of Criminal Appeals in 1990, Belinda returned to the Court as The Honorable Judge Maloney’s Briefing and Research Attorney. Belinda is admitted to practice in Texas, is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and is fluent in Spanish. Belinda has five daughters and the added blessing of a granddaughter.
Courtney Lewis, Staff Attorney, APD and DPS DNA Mixture Projects
Courtney joined the Forensic Project from the Office of Capital and Forensic Writs, bringing over four years of Texas-based postconviction defense experience with her. While at the OCFW and representing death-sentenced clients, Courtney reviewed 60 cases that the Texas Forensic Science Commission referred to the office under the OCFW’s mandate to take certain Texas cases where questionable forensic science was used, at least in part, to obtain a conviction. Courtney obtained her J.D. from Penn State Dickinson Law. Based on her continued and demonstrated commitment to serving the underserved in law school, she was awarded the Unsung Hero Award, the D. Arthur Magaziner Human Services Award, the Lewis Katz Award, and the Miller Center Advocate of the Year Award.
Christen Chipman, Investigator, APD DNA Review Project
Christen has a Master of Science from the University of Strathclyde.
Claudia B. Aranda, Paralegal, APD DNA Review Project
Claudia has a B.S. from Texas A&M University. Claudia is fluent in Spanish.