Emily Beckman and Jasmin Mize have joined King, Campbell & Poretz PLLC as partners. Both Ms. Beckman and Ms. Mize are experienced criminal defense attorneys, former Alexandria public defenders, and have defended criminal cases ranging from homicides to misdemeanors.
Ms. Beckman formerly served as a public defender at the Alexandria Office of Public Defender (2006-2014) and Maryland Office of the Public Defender Service for Montgomery County (2014-2016). She is a 2005 graduate of Yale Law School and earned her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in Spanish and American Culture Studies. Prior to joining the Alexandria Office of Public Defender, she clerked for the Honorable Judge Leonie Brinkema in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Ms. Mize previously served as a public defender at the Alexandria Office of Public Defender (2009-2015) and as a federal public defender in the Alexandria division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (2015-2016). Prior to her public defender experience, Ms. Mize worked as a clerk and associate attorney with Schertler & Onorato, LLP, a boutique litigation firm in Washington, DC (2007-2009). Ms. Mize is a 2008 graduate of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Law School. In addition to her private law practice, she works as a clinical instructor at UDC in the Housing & Consumer Law Clinic.
Both Ms. Beckman and Ms. Mize are fluent Spanish speakers and have long experience in defending criminal matters at both the trial and appellate levels.