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F. Italia Patti is an associate who focuses on litigation and appeals. Prior to joining Barrett McNagny, Italia served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She also served as the Justice Franklin D. Cleckley Fellow at the West Virginia Innocence Project at WVU College of Law, where she represented wrongfully convicted individuals in post-conviction proceedings and individuals convicted of federal crimes seeking sentencing commutations through the Department of Justice’s clemency initiative. Italia has published several articles including, most recently, Confronting Political Disagreement About Sentencing: A Deliberative Democratic Framework, 20 New Criminal Law Review 616 (with Seth Mayer).
Italia received her B.A. in Philosophy, with honors, and her J.D., with honors, from The University of Chicago. In law school, she was a member of The University of Chicago Law Review, the recipient of the D. Francis Bustin Prize for her paper on constitutional law, and a recipient of the Edwin F. Mandel Award for her work in the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic’s Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project.
A member of the Allen County and Indiana State Bar Associations, Italia also serves on the Cinema Center’s Internal Affairs Committee. She is admitted to practice before the state courts in Pennsylvania and Indiana, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits.