Joel Mandelman is an Assistant Federal Defender in the Non-Capital Habeas Unit. Before joining the office, Mr. Mandelman worked for nine years as a public defender in Kentucky, Virginia, and Kansas. Mr. Mandelman has also worked as a staff attorney for the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits. Before law school, Mr. Mandelman spent five years as a reporter. Mr. Mandelman graduated from Williams College in 1997 and the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2005.