Matthew Rubenstein serves as a National Capital Resource Counsel with the Capital Resource Counsel Project. The Capital Resource Counsel Project works in coordination with the Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel Project and is funded and administered by the Office of Defender Services of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Rubenstein provides 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. Rubenstein also provides direct representation in federal capital cases.
Rubenstein has served as counsel in death penalty cases in state or federal courts in Louisiana, Georgia, Texas, Oregon, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Missouri. 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 Crisis 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 lives in Portland, Oregon.
Capital Resource Counsel Project
Hosted by the Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon
101 SW Main Street, Suite 1700
Portland Oregon 97204-3225
Tel. (503) 780-3535
Fac. (866) 256-0290