"Arlington’s Top Prosecutor Draws Primary Challenger, Kicking Off Battle Over Criminal Justice Reforms," coverage by ARLNow, December 12, 2018, featuring Adjunct Professor Parisa Dehghani-Tafti.
B.A., University of California at Berkeley; J.D., New York University
Parisa Dehghani-Tafti is the Legal Director at the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, where she has litigated successfully both DNA and non-DNA cases. Prior to joining MAIP, she was a Chesterfield Smith Fellow at the firm of Holland & Knight, a staff attorney in the Special Litigation and Parole Divisions of the Public Defender Service of DC, an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Washington University School of Law, and an Assistant Professor of Law at New York Law School. Among her clients are Wilbert Rideau, the most rehabilitated prisoner in America, in his fourth and successful trial, and Donald Gates, the first post-conviction DNA exoneration in the District of Columbia.