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MICHAEL S. HUSSEY has been a trial attorney with the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) Public Defender Division since 1985, and the Attorney- in- Charge of the Worcester office since 1994. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University and Suffolk University Law School and has been on the “murder list” since 1992. He has tried cases in the District and Superior Courts and has also argued cases before the Appeals Court. Mr. Hussey was the 2003 recipient of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Access to Justice Award. In 2004, Mr. Hussey was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, of which he is currently a fellow. In 2006 Mr. Hussey was awarded the Edward Duggan Public Defender Award by CPCS. Mr. Hussey has been a frequent lecturer and faculty member at MCLE and CPCS training programs. He was a contributing author to MCLE’s Trying Murder and Homicide Cases. He is a long-time member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the board of Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty.