Prof. David Rudovsky
Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg, LLP, Philadelphia
Mr. Rudovsky has been a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg, LLP, since its founding in 1971. He specializes in civil rights, civil liberties, and criminal defense litigation. From 1983 to 1987, Mr. Rudovsky was First Assistant Defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia. He is currently President of the Board of Directors of the Defender Association and Vice President of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.Since 1987, he has continued in his law practice and, in addition, has been a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he teaches courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence. He has argued two civil liberties cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, Forsyth v. Mitchell (governmental wiretapping), and City of Canton v. Harris (municipal liability for failure to properly train police). He has written several books regarding criminal procedure and civil liberties, including Police Misconduct: Law and Litigation. He has also published scholarly articles on governmental immunity and the criminal justice system. In 1986, Mr. Rudovsky received a MacArthur Fellowship for his work in criminal justice and civil liberties.