Newsmaker: Daniel Eichinger |
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Daniel Eichinger, assistant public defender, Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office.

Noteworthy: Allegheny County officials this week named Eichinger a winner of the Exemplary Employee Award for his work in the Public Defender’s Office. In addition to his duties in the appeals division, he voluntarily handles preliminary hearings and follows some cases to trial. He also mentors new attorneys in the office. His supervisors nominated him for the award after his recent representation of a client who went to trial on two felony counts of robbery. A jury returned a not-guilty verdict within 15 minutes. Eichinger was presented with a proclamation and a family pool pass for the 2015 season.

Age: 35

Residence: Green Tree

Family: Wife, Katie; Daughters, Evangeline, 3; Amory, 2.

Occupation: Assistant public defender, Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office.

Education: Law degree, Case Western Reserve University, 2011; Bachelor’s in political science, University of Michigan, 2001.

Background: Eichinger was hired full time in 2012 and before that clerked for several months. Prior to law school, he was a drummer in a band that toured in several states, and he taught drum lessons.

Quote: “It feels really good to be recognized. I’m humbled because I’m surrounded by the best attorneys in the county.”

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