Kelly Margolis Dagger Selected to Criminal Justice Act Panel for the United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit
Kelly Margolis Dagger has been selected for membership on the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Her membership has been approved by the Fourth Circuit’s CJA Panel Committee. As a member of the Panel, Ms. Dagger will be appointed to represent federal criminal defendants who are unable to afford counsel in connection with their Fourth Circuit appeals. Panel membership is for a three-year term.
The Criminal Justice Act Panel was created to provide effective, quality legal representation for all persons entitled to counsel under the Criminal Justice Act. The Panel is designed to ensure that persons accused of serious federal crimes will not be deprived of vigorous representation because they are unable to pay a qualified attorney. Attorneys who serve on the Panel must have demonstrated experience in, and knowledge of, federal criminal law and appellate procedure and the Sentencing Guidelines.
About Kelly Margolis Dagger
Kelly Margolis Dagger is a trial and appellate lawyer, focusing on business litigation, employment litigation, and criminal defense. She has tried cases in North Carolina state and federal courts, and represented clients in a range of pre- and post-trial matters and on appeal to the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Her civil practice includes contract disputes, antitrust and unfair competition claims, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and other departing employee litigation, and wrongful termination and related employment law claims. She also defends clients in federal criminal cases.