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Paul M. Dubbeling, J.D., M.B.A.
Attorney-at-law, P.M. Dubbeling, LLC
Paul Dubbeling, J.D., M.B.A., is a former U.S. Army Ranger and Infantry officer. He attended law school on an Army scholarship and graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University in Bloomington in 2005 and earned his M.B.A. from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He then served as JAG attorney for six years including two tours in Afghanistan. After leaving the Army, Dubbeling clerked for Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, the current nominee for the United States Supreme Court, before going into private practice. As a private attorney, Mr. Dubbeling successfully prosecuted Does v. Cooper, the federal lawsuit which struck down most of North Carolina’s previous premises restrictions, and is currently lead counsel for NARSOL’s legal challenge to the North Carolina registration laws.
Glenn Gerding, J.D., LL.M.
North Carolina Appellate Defender
Glenn Gerding is the North Carolina Appellate Defender and represents citizens in the appellate courts after a criminal conviction if they are unable to afford an attorney. Prior to his appointment as chief Appellate Defender, Mr. Gerding was in private practice primarily representing indigent people at trial and on appeal in criminal cases. He served on active duty for six years as a J.A.G. officer for the U.S. Navy and continues to serve as a Captain in the Navy Reserve. Mr. Gerding has successfully challenged North Carolina’s premises and internet restrictions and satellite-based monitoring program in the trial courts and on appeal. He partnered with Atty. Paul Dubbeling to litigate a constitutional challenge to North Carolina’s premises restrictions in Does v. Cooper. Most notably he represented Lester “JR” Packingham, Jr., in the trial court, North Carolina appellate courts, and the United States Supreme Court, in Packingham v. North Carolina, an important case regarding the use of social media by registered citizens.
Melissa Hamilton, J.D., Ph.D (criminology)
Visiting Criminal Law Scholar at the University of Houston Law Center
Dr. Hamilton conducts interdisciplinary research on the law, policy, and science concerning acts of interpersonal violence, and on the criminal justice system’s response thereto. Her works have been cited in judicial opinions, in legal and scientific publications, and by major news outlets. Courses taught include criminal law, criminal procedure, sentencing, corrections, and terrorism. Dr. Hamilton previously worked in criminal justice as a police officer, corrections officer, and judicial law clerk for a federal appellate judge.
Mary Sue Molnar
Executive Director of Texas Voices for Reason and Justice
Mary Sue Molnar is the founder and Executive Director of Texas Voices for Reason and Justice – a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to promoting research based, common sense laws and policies for persons required to register. She has served on the Board of Directors for the National Reform Sex Offender Law Organization (now NARSOL) and the National Center for Reason and Justice. Mary Sue received her training from the school of hard knocks, through countless hours of research, and through the many friends and professionals who have selflessly given their time to help teach her the ropes. As the mother of a registrant, she is dedicated to advocating for rational laws and policies based on research and common sense, not panic and paranoia.
Phil Telfayen, J.D.
Executive Director of Equal Justice Under Law
Phil Telfeyan is the Executive Director of Equal Justice Under Law, a legal non-profit dedicated to ending inequality in the justice system. He is the author of Never Again Should a People Starve in a World of Plenty, 121 Harv. L. Rev. 1886 (2008). Before co-founding Equal Justice Under Law, Mr. Telfeyan served as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, where, specializing in employment discrimination, he litigated complex pattern-or-practice cases on behalf of victims of discrimination and successfully settled the three largest cases in his section’s history. In addition to his legal career, Mr. Telfeyan spends his time volunteering throughout his community, including weekly commitments at a local soup kitchen and a mentoring program. Mr. Telfeyan is a regional board member for UNICEF as well as a charity magician. He has also toured and photographed every state capitol building and every National Park in the United States.