Reuters profiles RWU Law Adjunct Professor David Coombs, the low-key lawyer representing PFC Bradley Manning in the high-profile WikiLeaks trial.

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Coombs Represents WikiLeaks Defendant

Reuters profiles RWU Law Adjunct Professor David Coombs, the low-key lawyer representing PFC Bradley Manning in the high-profile WikiLeaks trial.

From REUTERS: "WikiLeaks trial is high-profile case for low-profile lawyer" by Joseph Ax

Adjunct Professor David CoombsNEW YORK (Reuters), June 7, 2013 - When Private First Class Bradley Manning was seeking a civilian defense attorney to bolster his government-appointed legal team in 2010, he considered a number of lawyers experienced in courts-martial. [...]

Eventually, Manning settled on a low-profile choice: David Coombs, a Providence, Rhode Island, attorney who had been in private practice for only a year after more than a decade as an Army prosecutor and defense attorney. [...]

He spent several years teaching law at the Judge Advocate General's School in Virginia and currently holds adjunct positions there and at Roger Williams School of Law in Rhode Island, where his wife, Tanya Monestier, is also a law professor. [...]

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