JoAnn Krantz Appointed To Criminal Justice Panel

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Fine & Hatfield has received notification that JoAnn Krantz has been appointed to serve a three year term
effective, January 1, 2016, on the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the United States District Court, Southern
District of Indiana, Evansville Division.

Each year the court reviews the size of the Evansville and New Albany Panels to determine if they are large
enough to provide a sufficient number of experienced attorneys to handle the CJA caseload, yet small enough so
that panel attorneys receive an adequate number of appointments to maintain their proficiency in federal
criminal defense work, and thereby provide high quality representation. Appointments to the panel are made for
a three-year term based on the court’s assessment of the attorney’s history of CJA service or other proven ability
to provide federal criminal defendants with timely, attentive, high-quality advocacy; adequate continuing legal
education credits in criminal defense or federal practice; and attorney discipline and complaints.

Ms. Krantz joined Fine & Hatfield after serving four years as the Warrick County Prosecuting Attorney, six
years as the Warrick County Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and twenty-six years in private practice in
Boonville, Indiana serving clients in the practice areas of family law and criminal defense. At Fine & Hatfield Ms.
Krantz’s practice areas include Family Law, Family Law Mediation and Criminal Defense law. In addition to her
legal practice, Ms. Krantz serves as the Chair of the Warrick County Communities That Care Coalition,
Chair of the Advisory Board of the Women’s Fund of Warrick County and has served since 1988 by appointment
of the Indiana Supreme Court as the Character and Fitness Committee Member for Warrick County.

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