Director of Research, NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services (Albany, NY)

Andrew Davies is Director of Research at the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services. His job is to track data on those services, and to push a research agenda for their improvement. He earned a PhD in criminal justice in 2012 from SUN Albany and has published research on public defense in a variety of books, academic journals and law reviews. Prior to coming to the Office of Indigent Legal Services he also worked for several years as a researcher for the New York State Defender Association and spent a short but formative time as an intern gathering mitigation evidence in capital cases in Atlanta, Georgia.