The breadth and depth of NAGTRI’s faculty anchor and enhance the institute’s ability to provide dynamic trainings to the government legal community.  The diverse experiences of NAGTRI faculty bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to each training. The symbiotic relationship between the attorney general offices and NAGTRI fosters the production of high-quality training, where the skills and specialization of attorney general staff across the country strengthen the attorney general community as a whole.

Who are NAGTRI Faculty?

  • NAGTRI faculty are subject matter experts in topics pertinent to the legal world. 
  • Most NAGTRI faculty members are staff from attorney general offices who volunteer their time and talent to bring out the best in government lawyers. Get to know our faculty.
  • NAGTRI faculty are a part of a dedicated legal community investing in the education and development of their peers across the country. View past NAGTRI Faculty of the Year Award Winners. 

Vernon L. Harris

Vernon L. Harris was born in Chicago, IL, and moved to Phoenix, AZ, at the age of 12. He graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in…

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Melissa Wright

Melissa Wright is an Assistant Attorney General and the Section Chief of the Consumer Protection Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. In this role, Melissa provides legal advice and…

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Monica N. Anderson

Monica N. Anderson is the Senior Assistant Attorney General for the Correctional Law Section of the California Attorney General’s Office, which litigates civil rights actions challenging the constitutionality of prison…

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Marc Abrams

Marc Abrams is Assistant Attorney in Charge of the Civil Litigation Section of the Oregon Department of Justice (ODOJ), where he is lead attorney for employment litigation. He joined ODOJ…

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Jennifer Kim

Jennifer Kim is a Supervising Deputy Attorney General in the Civil Division, where she litigates healthcare, education, and welfare cases in both state and federal court. Jennifer has received two…

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Glenn King

Glenn King graduated from St. Lawrence University and Albany Law School (’98). For the past 22 years, Mr. King has handled claims against the State of New York and its…

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Candice M. Deisher

Candice M. Deisher is an Assistant Attorney General and Lead Attorney with the Virginia Attorney General’s Office in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit’s Civil Litigation section. She investigates and prosecutes…

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Christine A. Hoffman

Christine A. Hoffman is the Acting Gloucester County Prosecutor and is an assistant attorney general detached from the Division of Criminal Justice. Assistant Attorney General Hoffman served as a Deputy…

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Anthony A. Picione

Assistant Attorney General Anthony A. Picione is deputy director of the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability in the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office Division of Criminal Justice. AAG Picione’s…

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Brian Kane

Brian Kane received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from the University of Idaho. He earned his law degree from the Northwestern School of Law at…

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Ari Telisman
Director, NAGTRI Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development