Deja Vishny

Deja Vishny is nationally known criminal defense lawyer, trainer and author.

Deja Vishny's Bio:

Deja Vishny is a consultant and trainer who specializes in homicide and false confession cases as well as suppression and trial skills; she is currently of counsel at Nelson Defense Group in Hudson Wisconsin. Deja is available as a consultant for homicide and confessions cases or trainer or speaker for your criminal defense, public defender or state bar association.  She also is available to teach trial skills or assist with the defense of homicide and false confession cases. Deja Vishny has lectured for criminal defense associations, public defender offices, state bar associations and NGO's on defending confession cases, suppression and various aspects of trial practice in over 40 states and India. She is on the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College and served on the Boards of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Wisconsin State Bar Criminal Law Section.  In 2015 the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers presented her with a lifetime achievement award for the defense of the indigent accused.   She is a three time recipient of WACDL's award given to those who get acquittals in homicide cases.   In 2012 Deja Vishny was honored by the Wisconsin Law Journal with a "Women in the Law" award.  She was named in SuperLawyers for several consecutive years.  Previously she worked for the Wisconsin State Public Defender from 1980 to 2018, where she was the Homicide Practice Coordinator and Deputy Training Director. She is an adjunct professor teachings trial advocacy at Marquette University Law School. 

The second edition of Deja Vishny's  book, Suppressing Criminal Evidence, is available at A $60 discount is available when using discount code SCE60 at checkout on that website.  Deja can be reached by email at dsvishny at


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Training criminal defense lawyers, Defending False Confession cases, Homicide Defense, Trial Skills, International Criminal Defense Lawyer Training, Human rights.