André de Gruy

On July 6, 2001, the Governor appointed André de Gruy as the first director of the Office of Capital Defense Counsel.  Before appointment, Mr. de Gruy served as an assistant public defender in Hinds County.  He is the past president of the Mississippi Public Defenders Association and has been recognized with "Life Member" status.  Before joining the staff of the public defender office, he served as a staff attorney and later director of the Mississippi Capital Defense Resource Center, a non-profit law office handling death penalty litigation.  Mr. de Gruy opened the Office of Capital Defense on August 1, 2001.


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