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    Peter Neufeld

    Peter Neufeld

    The Innocence Project & Neufeld Scheck & Brustin LLP

    Peter J. Neufeld co-founded and is Special Counsel at the Innocence Project, a national non-profit organization that fights for fair, compassionate, and equitable systems of justice for everyone; frees the innocent; and prevents wrongful convictions. The work is guided by science and grounded in antiracism. The Project also assists legislatures and executive branches as well as police, prosecutors, and defense attorneys to bring about reform in criminal justice. In its twenty-nine years of existence, 375 individuals have been exonerated in the United States through post-conviction DNA testing. The Project has been instrumental in the passage of federal legislation and more than a hundred state statutes to improve the quality of justice. You can read about each of these cases at

    Peter Neufeld is a founding partner in the New York civil rights law firm of Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLP. Mr. Neufeld's focus is constitutional law and civil rights. He has lectured and taught students, lawyers, judges, legislators, and scientists on subjects at the intersection of science and criminal justice. Before co-founding the Innocence Project, Mr. Neufeld taught trial advocacy at Fordham University Law School.

    From 2014-2017, Mr. Neufeld served as a Commission member of the National Commission on Forensic Science, established by US Department of Justice and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. From 1995 to his resignation in 2016, Mr. Neufeld served on the New York State Commission on Forensic Science which regulates the two dozen crime laboratories in the state. He is a member Emeritus of the boards of the Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein School of Medicine.

    A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Peter Neufeld received his law degree from New York University School of Law.​​

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