Assistant Federal Defender

Marc Ermine graduated cum laude from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, where he was a member of the Mercer Law Review. His legal career has been devoted to indigent criminal defense. Following law school, he served a public defender at the Office of the Public Defender for the Macon Judicial Circuit in Georgia. During that time, his trial practice focused on defense of cases involving felony narcotics offenses and violent crimes. He also served as the Chief of the Appellate Section, mentoring and supervising other attorneys' appellate practices. In 2012, he joined the Middle District of Alabama Federal Defenders Office as an attorney in the Capital Habeas Unit. He represented death-sentenced clients in Federal habeas corpus proceedings, as well as in Section 1983 litigation involving 8th Amendment challenges to the state's method of execution. In 2015, he joined the Federal Defender's Office for the Western District of Missouri as an Assistant Federal Public Defender. Marc has participated in the Anthony Amsterdam Supreme Court Advocacy Institute at NYU. He has also offered several continuing legal education programs, including an introduction to Georgia appellate practice and a bi-annual Eleventh Circuit case law update, and he has served as a planner and moderator at the National Capital Habeas Unit Annual Conference.