DAO Announces Appointment of Matthew Stiegler as Federal Litigation Supervisor
Jane Roh, 215–686–8711, Jane.Roh@phila.gov
PHILADELPHIA (March 9, 2021) — The District Attorney’s Office (DAO) on Tuesday announced that federal habeas litigator Matthew Stiegler has been appointed Supervisor of the District Attorney’s Office Federal Litigation Unit. The Federal Litigation Unit is one of the four units in the DAO Law Division.
Law Division Supervisor Nancy Winkelman said, “Matt is a highly experienced, nationally renowned federal habeas practitioner, who will be a tremendous asset to the important work of the District Attorney’s Office and of the Law Division. The DAO’s ability to attract people of Matt’s caliber is a testament to the outstanding work we are doing.”
Stiegler received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina Law School with highest honors. He was a law clerk for the Honorable David Ebel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Stiegler has had a sole practice since 2009, specializing in federal appellate habeas litigation in the Third Circuit, and has taught Appellate Advocacy at Penn Law.
“I am thrilled to be joining such an incredibly talented team of attorneys working under District Attorney Larry Krasner,” Stiegler said. “The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office is a national model for progressive prosecution. I look forward to helping build a criminal legal system that is truly fair and just moving forward, and willing to account for errors of the past.”
A headshot of Matthew Stiegler is available upon request.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office is the largest prosecutor’s office in Pennsylvania, and one of the largest in the nation. It serves the more than 1.5 million residents of the City and County of Philadelphia, employing 600 lawyers, detectives, and support staff. The District Attorney’s Office is responsible for prosecution of approximately 40,000 criminal cases annually.