Amelia Maxfield joined the Maryland Office of the Public Defender in September 2016 where she handles a diverse docket. Prior to becoming a Public Defender, Amelia served as Post-Conviction counsel at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers where she coordinated the FBI Microscopic Hair Comparison Analysis Review. The project reviewed over 1, 500 historic cases involving microscopic hair comparison. During her tenure she helped establish over a dozen state reviews, developed best practices and resources, and consulted regularly on state and local review efforts. Ms. Maxfield is a former legal intern in Strategic Litigation at the Innocence Project.