Mara Meehan is an Assistant Federal Defender in the Trial Unit of the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Meehan graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1989. She began her legal career as a trial lawyer in Philadelphia with the Defender Association. In 1995, she joined the Federal Community Defender Office as a trial attorney. She has tried numerous jury trials and is bilingual. Ms. Meehan was an adjunct professor of advanced trial advocacy for fourteen years at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.