Cordell Hull Speaker and Reception: Gideon v. Wainwright

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Lentine to Speak at April 11 Cordell Hull Speakers Forum

Cordell Hull Speakers Forum is hosting John Lentine, partner with the law firm Sheffield & Lentine PC, on Thursday, April 11, at 3–4 p.m. in the John L. Carroll Moot Courtroom. A reception in the Great Room will follow. Lentine will discuss Gideon v. Wainwright, a Supreme Court case that ruled the Constitution requires the states to provide defense attorneys to criminal defendants. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the case. To learn more about this case go to

Lentine is a 1987 graduate of Cumberland School of Law. He is a past president of the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Among his many achievements, he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America specializing in non-white collar and white collar criminal defense. To learn more about Lentine go to his bio page at

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Moot Courtroom