Capital Habeas Unit

Shawn Nolan, Chief, Capital Habeas Unit Email Me

Jennifer Chiccarino, Deputy Chief, Capital Habeas Unit Email Me

The Capital Habeas Corpus Unit (CHU) represents death sentenced prisoners in post-conviction proceedings throughout Pennsylvania and in jurisdictions outside of Pennsylvania when appointed by a court. Through a multi-faceted team approach, the CHU provides its clients with the highest level of legal representation with respect to their convictions and death sentences, while priding itself on treating its clients with the dignity and respect that they are due. CHU personnel regularly litigate in federal district court, courts of appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. CHU staff also provide training and consultation to members of the private bar handling capital post-conviction cases.

The Capital Habeas Unit is accepting applications for internships for the summer of 2021. You can find more information about our program and the application process on our Employment page.

For a full list of our attorneys please see the Our Attorneys section.