PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
William Redick
PO Box 187
Whites Creek, TN 37189
Work Phone: (615)876-6670
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Nashville criminal defense lawyer and death penalty opponent William P. Redick died Feb. 4, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. He was 68. A 1970 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, Redick began his legal career in Washington, D.C., with the National Advisory Commission for Criminal Justice Standards and Goals. He later was named director of the Treatment Alternative to Street Crime Project administered by the Davidson County District Attorney General’s Office. Beginning in the early 1980s, Redick began working on death penalty cases. He was an assistant federal public defender for the Middle District of Tennessee from 1985 to 1988 and served as chairman of the Tennessee District Public Defenders Conference's (TACDL) Death Penalty Committee during his time as a public defender. After leaving government service, Redick served as director of the Capital Case Resource Center of Tennessee (CCRC) from its founding in 1988 until its closing in 1995. In 2004, he founded the Tennessee Justice Project and served as its director and president until 2007 when he became too ill to work. In 1992, Redick was the first recipient of TACDL’s Death Penalty Award; in 2003 he received the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Legal Service Award; and in 2010 he received TACDL's Lifetime Achievement Award. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, 122 Commerce Street, Montgomery, AL 36104; Southern Center for Human Rights, 83 Poplar St. NW Atlanta, GA 30303; and/or the W. Paul Redick Faculty Endowment Fund at Battle Ground Academy, BGA Office of Development, P.O. Box 1889, Franklin 37065.


Additional Information

Legal Education: Tennessee College of Law
Year Licensed: 1971
Year Licensed in Tennessee: 1971
Other Licenses: D.C.
Practice Areas/Areas of Interest: Criminal Law - Defense