Longtime Temple Emanu-El member Drew Findling of Atlanta was sworn in July 29 as president-elect of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers at the association’s annual meeting in San Francisco.

The Findling Law Firm focuses on criminal defense in cases ranging from complex white-collar crimes to violent felonies.

Findling spent the first three years of his career as a Fulton County public defender. The past 30 years, he has represented clients in state and federal courts across the country.

In recent years he has represented such well-known clients as Dennis Rodman, Shaquille O’Neal, Faith Evans, Mike Epps, Katt Williams, Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame.

Findling has published many articles and lectured on such topics as the battered woman syndrome defense (which he developed), jury selection, forensic preparation for a criminal trial, opening statements, closing arguments and cross-examination. He has lectured at the Emory, Georgia State and University of Georgia law schools. He has been on the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College since 1989 and teaches at NACDL’s White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson and Tulane University Law School’s Pre Trial Criminal Litigation Boot Camp.

He recently was selected for the 24th edition of “Best Lawyers in America” for 2018 in the area of criminal defense-general practice.

A life member of the NACDL, Findling joined the association in 1988 and has served multiple terms on the board of directors. He is a 1981 graduate of Oglethorpe University and a 1984 graduate of the Emory School of Law.