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Andrew Sheldon

2009 Conference


Dr. Sheldon helped pioneer the field of trial consulting. After earning a law degree from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University, he started Sheldon Associates. He later partnered with DeAnn Gibson Sinrich and formed SheldonSinrich, LLC.

Since entering the field of trial consulting, Dr. Sheldon has volunteered his time and resources to assist on a host of pro bono efforts. Dr. Sheldon served as President for the American Society of Trial Consultants. He is most renowned for his efforts to help resurrect several Civil Rights era murder cases including the State of Mississippi’s 1994 prosecution of white supremacist Byron de la Beckwith for the 1963 murder of Civil Rights activist Medgar Evans. Dr. Sheldon also assisted with the prosecution of Thomas Blanton and Bobby Frank Cherry, who were responsible for the 16th Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham that killed four girls in 1963.

Over the span of his nearly 30-year career, Dr. Sheldon has exhibited a strong sense of moral justice and equality. He is one of those rare individuals who chose to act on these beliefs rather than simply stand on the sidelines. As he explained in a 2009 interview: “If you live or grow up in the South you are particularly attuned to racial attitudes and the effects of racial violence in the culture. If that bothers you, then at some point you want to do something to change that. At some point, I needed to get involved instead of skating through life focused on my own narcissistic goals.”

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