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Colette Tvedt

Colette Tvedt

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    26 years

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Luke Edward Baumgarten

    Ms. Tvedt and I are members of Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I have had the sincere pleasure of dealing with Ms. Tvedt through this organization and I can recommend her without reservation as an excellent and principled attorney who not only zealously advocates for her clients but who also vigorously supports her colleagues in the ultimate pursuit of justice. I am honored to be able to call her a colleague.

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    Luke Baumgarten Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Mark C Blair

    Ms. Tvedt is an outstanding criminal defense attorney.

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    Mark Blair DUI & DWI Attorney
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Contact Info

NACDL

1660 L St., NW
12th Floor
Washington, DC, 20036

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200707/06/2015
MAInactive199004/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Law FirmU.S. News and World Report2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Director of Indigent Defense Training and ReformNational Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers2014 - Present
PartnerSchroeter Goldmark & Bender PS2008 - 2014
Staff AttorneyLaw Office of the Defender Association2007 - 2008
Assistant ProfessorSuffolk University Law School2005 - 2005
Assistant Clinical ProfessorSuffolk University Law School2002 - 2006
Staff Attorney Training UnitCommittee for Public Counsel Services1999 - 2001
Staff AttorneyCommittee for Public Counsel Services1990 - 2002

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Public Defender's OfficeCriminal Justice Act Panel Attorney2011 - 2014
The Defender AssociationBoard Member2009 - 2014
Middlesex Defense AttorneysMember and Training Director2004 - 2006
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember and CLE ChairN/A
Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death PenaltyMemberN/A
Criminal Law Curriculum Advisory Committee for the Massachusetts Continuing Legal EducationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Violations of Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act CaseNot Guilty Verdict

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate1989
Douglass CollegeN/ABachelor of Arts1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Trial Advocacy ProgramOpening Statements2012
Confronting the Mob Mentality: Challenging Charges of Sexual AssaultCLE Chair2012
The WOW RetreatAddressing Gender Bias in the Courtroom2011
Sex Cases: When a Child is InvolvedCoerced Confessions - Challenging Psychological Interrogation Techniques and the Need for Total Electronic Recordation in Sexual Assault Cases2011
Oh the Things Defendants Say... Challenging the Use of Confessions & StatementsWhat They Say to Cops: Reid Technique2011
National Juvenile Defender SummitCross-Examination of Expert Witnesses in Juvenile Cases2011
Current Issues in Search and SeizureWhen Worlds Collid -- Investigating and Litigation Issues in Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force Cases2011
All-Star Litigators ConferencePersuasive Storytelling at Sentencing; Cross-Examining Vulnerable Witnesses2011
2011 Annual Meeting & Seminar - Peak to Peak: The Summit of Cross-ExaminationAvoiding the Avalanche: Cross-Examining Kids2011
The Sunny Climate SeminarCross-Examination in Sex Cases and Dealing with the Client's Confession2010
Public Defender Trial Advocacy Training ProgramCrossing the Fragile Witness2010
Opening Statements; Theories and Themes; Cross Examination; Litigation Confession Cases; and Eyewitness IdentificationFaculty Member2010
Gaining a Better UnderstandingThe Essentials of Wearing the Themes of Your Criminal Law Case Into the Trial2010
Annual Meeting and Seminar - Putting the Pieces Back Together, Preventing and Correcting Wrongful ConvictionsPanelist: Sticks & Stones Will Break Your Case - False Confessions & Flawed Eyewitness Testimony as Causes of Wrongful Convictions2010
2010 Spring All Attorney CJA Trial Skills Training ProgramOpening Statements2010
2010 Fall Meeting and SeminarConfronting the Mob Mentality - Defending Sexual Assault Cases2010
17th Annual Criminal Justice InstituteTrial Skills Boot Camp - The Essentials of Weaving the Themes of Your Case Into the Trial2010
10th Annual Public Defender RetreatDefending Child Sexual Assault Cases -- Cross Examination of Child Sexual Assault Victims2010
Women in the CourtroomPanelist2009
Wisconsin State Public Defender Annual Trial Skills AcademyStorytelling in the Courtroom2009
Virginia State Bar Association Annual Indigent Criminal Defense ConferenceAdvanced Skills for the Experienced Practitioner2009
Their Sole Advocaqte: Serious Sex Offenses & SVP BasisPreparing to Cross-Examine Children in Sex Assault Cases2009
National Criminal Defense College (NCDC)Opening Statements, Cross Examination, Litigating Confession Cases, and Eyewitness Identification2009
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Midwinter MeetingStorytelling at Sentencing2009
Alaska State Bar Association Annual MeetingAdvanced Trial Skills2009
Maine Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (MACDL) Annual Criminal Defense ConferenceCross Examining Witnesses in Sexual Assault Cases2008
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Intensive Advocacy ProgramDirect and Cross Examination2008
Alaska State Bar Association Annual MeetingAnnual MeetingAdvanced Trial Skills2008
Advanced Legal StudiesLitigating and Preventing Wrongful Convictions in Confession and Eyewitness Identification Cases2008
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) Annual ConferenceCross Examining Vulnerable Witnesses2007
Missouri Public Defender Association Winter Trial Advocacy WorkshopTrial Advocacy Workshop2007
Federal Defenders of San Diego LectureCross Examining the Vulnerable Witness2007
Cal Western School of Law Annual Trial Skills AcademyCross-Examination of the Vulnerable Witness2007
Oxford University International criminal justice roundtableInternational Criminal Justice Roundtable2006
New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Fall ConferenceOpening Statements2006
Midwinter Meeting and SeminarCrossing Children in Sexual Assault Cases2006
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Neuropsychology and the Law GraduateMemory and Perception - Advanced Issues in Litigating Eyewitness Identification Cases2006
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (LACDL)Psychological Interrogation Techniques by Law Enforcement2006
Indiana State Criminal Defense Advanced Trial Skills programOpening Statements; Theories, Themes, and Storytelling in the Courtroom; Cross-Examination; and Direct Examination2006
Annual Boston MCLE LecturePreparation, Investigation, and Cross-Examination in a Sexual Assault Cases; How to Deal with Medical Findings (or lack thereof) in Sexual Assault Cases2006
San Francisco Public Defender’s Office Intensive Trial Advocacy ProgramPersuasive Opening Statements2005
Kentucky Public Defender’s Office Annual Jury Skills CourseLitigating Eyewitness Identification Cases, Use of the D.O.J. Guidelines in Cross-Examination of Police Officers; Preparation2005
Cook County Public Defender Office Annual Trial Skills Training ProgramAdvanced Issues in Eyewitness Identification Cases2005
United States Naval Academy How to Win Confession CasesUnderstanding Psychological Interrogation Techniques Used by Law Enforcement2004
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Administrative Office of the Trial Court Judicial InstituteAdvanced Issues in Sexual Assault Cases2004