Molly Hiland Parmer is an accomplished criminal defense attorney with experience in both state and federal court. She was born and raised in Chicago and has lived in the Atlanta area for the past 25 years. She graduated with high honors from Georgia Tech, earning a Bachelor of Science in 2004. After college, she taught special education in Atlanta Public Schools. Molly was named a Robert Woodruff Fellow – the highest honor bestowed on an incoming student – at Emory University School of Law, where she received a full-tuition scholarship plus a yearly stipend. After graduating with honors from law school, she worked as a public defender in DeKalb County. Molly tried a number of cases in DeKalb, including a murder trial that resulted in a not guilty verdict. She joined the Federal Defender Program in the Northern District of Georgia as a trial attorney in 2015. There, she defended those accused of drug trafficking, international money laundering, war crimes, violations of human rights, firearms violations, immigration offenses, child pornography, and allegations of white collar crime, to name a few. Molly is a graduate of the Bill Daniels Trial Academy, the National College of Criminal Defense, and the White Collar Crime College presented by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She is an adjunct professor at Emory Law, where she teaches Advanced Criminal Trial Practice, and has presented seminars on criminal defense for Lawyers for Equal Justice and the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She presently serves on the board of directors for the Georgia Innocence Project and on the alumni board of Emory Law.