Sheryl Dublin is a criminal defense attorney in Maryland with Jezic and Moyse. Ms. Dublin brings with her a deep passion for advocacy, protecting the vulnerable, and incessantly challenging aspects of the criminal justice system that do not work in the community’s favor.
Prior to joining the firm as a criminal defense attorney, Ms. Dublin gained criminal litigation experience through prosecuting misdemeanor and serious traffic offenses with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office in Maryland as a student attorney and by working on misdemeanor cases with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
She served as an intern with the Honorable Reggie B. Walton in Federal Court in Washington, D.C. Prior to her legal career, Ms. Dublin taught and tutored Spanish to professionals and students throughout Huntsville, Alabama. Ms. Dublin is fluent in Spanish, having lived in Entre Rios, Argentina for one year where she obtained her certification in Spanish proficiency.
Ms. Dublin graduated from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., and received her Juris Doctor. She received a Bachelors Degree in political science with a Spanish concentration from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama where she served in the student government association and as a member of the women’s basketball team.
During law school, Ms. Dublin narrowed her focus and attention to the criminal justice system. As an African American, Ms. Dublin routinely considers the disparate impact that the criminal justice system has on minorities and the poor, and looks for opportunities to challenge this situation.
Ms. Dublin has written several research papers that argue the failures of the criminal justice system and challenge prosecutors to use their power in ways that uplift the whole community. She has also drafted model legislation aimed at decreasing the likelihood of wrongful criminal convictions through faulty eye witness testimony.
During law school, Ms. Dublin also contributed to the book Policing the Black Man and worked with the Center for Youth Justice of Washington, D.C. to advocate for youth charged as adults in the criminal justice system. To prepare herself to become the best advocate possible, in law school Ms. Dublin prosecuted over 150 criminal cases as a student prosecutor, competed in the Black Law Students Association mock trial competition in 2016, and participated in several trial advocacy courses.
From an early age, Ms. Dublin found her calling in advocacy and community organizing. She earned the informal title “Junior Councilwoman” as she participated with the Huntsville/Madison County City Council in North Alabama as a mentee to understand community needs and what her role might be in resolving them.
Additionally, she fought on behalf of fourth grade public school teachers before the Huntsville/Madison County Board of Education to plead for better resources. Concerned about the welfare of vulnerable youth, Ms. Dublin also held several workshops throughout Huntsville to educate young girls on matters of sexual abuse. Ms. Dublin participated in this work all before pursuing her bachelor’s degree in political science at the ripe age of seventeen.
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