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Gwendolyn M. Beitz

Gwendolyn M. Beitz
Assistant Federal Defender
gwendolyn.beitz@fd.org
 
 
Following a distinguished career with the United States Air Force, Judge Advocate General Corps, Gwendolyn joined the Indiana Federal Community Defender’s in 2012. During her time with the Air Force, Gwendolyn was rated the #1 trial defense attorney worldwide by her superiors and was ranked among the top 2 litigators in the Air Force Judiciary. Gwendolyn focused her practice on defending high profile and complex cases, defending over 100 federal trials with a special expertise in the area of sex crimes. Notably, during her time with the Air Force, Gwendolyn defended a young man found not guilty on a death penalty case. The office of the Indiana Federal Community Defenders is proud to welcome Gwendolyn to the team and to Indianapolis.
 
Education:
J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, May 2001, with honors
B.S., Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts, May 1998, summa cum laude
 
Hometown City/State:
Colorado Springs, Colorado
 
Honors and Awards:
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with Second Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with First Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
27th Fighter Wing Staff Company Grade Officer of the Quarter 2002
27th Fighter Wing Staff Company Grade Office of the Year 2002
27th Fighter Wing Woman of the Year 2002
Air Force Judiciary Field Grade Officer of the Year 2009
Air Force Trial Defense Division Field Grade Officer of the Year 2009