Matthew Rubenstein is a Capital Resource Counsel and director of the Capital Resource Counsel Project, a program of the Defender Services Office of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, which works in close coordination with the Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel Project. Capital Resource Counsel provide training, consultation, and support to attorneys in Federal Defender organizations and CJA panel attorneys appointed to represent persons charged with capital crimes in federal districts across the United States. Capital Resource Counsel also provide direct representation in federal capital cases.
Rubenstein has served as counsel in death penalty cases in state or federal courts in Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Vermont. He has conducted Morgan method life-qualification voir dire in over a dozen capital cases, provided case consultations to capital defense teams in jurisdictions across the United States, and lectures frequently on death penalty litigation, capital voir dire, and criminal justice issues. Prior to his Capital Resource Counsel position, Rubenstein was the founding director of the Oregon Capital Resource Center, a senior staff attorney at the Georgia Capital Defender, and counsel at the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center. He has also worked as a public defender at the Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon and the Seattle-King County Defender Association. Rubenstein is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University. Rubenstein lives in Portland, Oregon.
Capital Resource Counsel Project Director
Hosted by the Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon
101 SW Main Street, Suite 1700
Portland Oregon 97204-3225
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