Stetson Law professor appointed to serve on Innocence Project of Florida’s board of directors

Ellen S. Podgor, J.D., Gary R. Trombley family white-collar crime research professor at Stetson University College of Law, has been selected to serve on the Innocence Project of Florida’s board of directors.

Based in Tallahassee, the nonprofit organization helps obtain freedom for innocent prisoners through investigating cases, obtaining DNA testing and advocating for their release.

Since 2003, the Innocence Project of Florida has assisted with the release of 20 people who served a total of more than 440 years in prison for crimes they did not commit.

“I’m honored to play a role in an organization doing such noble work,” said Podgor, whose area of expertise is criminal law and is a former deputy prosecutor and defense attorney.