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Elvington, Brooke, JD

Elvington, Brooke, JD

Elvington, Brooke, JD

Assistant Professor School of Legal Studies

Contact Information:

Husson University
296D Peabody Hall
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.941.7054 Phone: Fax: Email: elvingtonb@husson.edu Department Email:

Biography

Brooke Elvington received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She studied law at the University of Florida and Pennsylvania State University, earning her Juris Doctorate from Penn State cum laude. After graduating law school, she became a licensed attorney in the State of Florida, and has practiced law for 16 years with an emphasis on criminal defense. In private practice, Ms. Elvington tried cases in both State and Federal Courts and successfully represented a defendant in this Country’s first Patriot Act terrorism case.  For the past 12 years, she devoted most of her practice to appellate law, representing clients charged with minor misdemeanor offenses to first-degree murder.  She has authored hundreds of direct appeals and extraordinary writs, and has successfully overturned numerous criminal convictions, including a case involving second-degree murder. In addition, she has represented hundreds of clients seeking post-conviction review of their convictions based upon newly discovered evidence and/or ineffective assistance of trial/appellate counsel. Ms. Elvington became a full time member of the Husson Faculty in the Fall of 2017.  

Professional Statement

I am honored to have this opportunity to work with students here at Husson University. I have always enjoyed my professional work, and I am delighted to share my passion for this field with my students. My goal is to engage each of my students in open discussion/debate to facilitate critical thinking skills. A student’s ability to memorize text is far less important than the student’s ability to critically evaluate a situation from all possible sides. Ultimately, my classes are meant to be thought provoking, challenging, and hopefully, fun!