David Wheaton is originally from the great city of Atlanta, Georgia and is a legal fellow for Capital Appeals Project and the Promise of Justice Initiative in New Orleans, Louisiana. Before coming to CAP/PJI as a legal fellow, David was an intern for the ACLU Capital Punishment Project in Durham, NC and the ACLU of North Carolina in Raleigh, NC. David also has experience working as a resident in practice with the Transformative Justice Coalition in Washington D.C. and as an organizing fellow for the North Carolina Democratic Party. David helped organize local election races in North Carolina as an associate intern at Campaign Connections and for the Feminist Majority Political Action Committee. David has a BA in Economics and Music from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC and a law degree from Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, NC. David is an avid saxophone player and is a huge Atlanta Hawks basketball fan.
Legal Fellow, Capital Appeals Project/Promise of Justice Initiative