The Defender: The Battle to Protect the Rights of the Accused in Philadelphia
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About the Author
Edward W. Madeira Jr. practiced law in Philadelphia for more than 60 years and is the Retired Chair Emeritus of Pepper Hamilton. As a young lawyer, he worked as a volunteer public defender, on loan from Pepper Hamilton to the Defender Association of Philadelphia. He was a member of the Defender's Board of Directors from 1958 to 2016 and was Chairman of the Board from 1973 to 1998. Michael D. Schaffer held a variety of reporting and editing posts at The Philadelphia Inquirer, including Book Review Editor, before retiring from the newspaper at the end of 2014. He worked at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution before becoming a journalist. He is the co-author of two books, "The Dye Is Now Cast," The Road to American Independence, 1774-1776 published by the Smithsonian Institution as part of its Bicentennial observance, and 1787: Inventing America: A Day-by-Day Account of the Constitutional Convention.