Eizabeth (Liz) DeLosa obtained her B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004, then worked for a non-profit organization serving at-risk children and families. As director of placement services, she managed 10 direct-care caseworkers and 36 foster families. DeLosa then attended Duquesne University School of Law in the evenings, while working full-time, and received her J.D. in 2010.
After law school, DeLosa was recruited by the Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel to develop two new programs to ensure quality legal representation for court-involved youth. She collaborated with community youth agencies, county government agencies, and court officials in developing the program model and mission. She was responsible for all policies and procedures, identifying and obtaining funding, and the recruitment of qualified staff. The juvenile delinquency and juvenile dependency divisions of the Office of Conflict Counsel were launched in the spring of 2011. Both programs have been widely praised and have continued to grow and expand over the last several years.
After passing the Pennsylvania bar exam, she joined the Office of Conflict Counsel's adult trial unit where she represented adult criminal clients in cases ranging in severity from summary disorderly conduct to first degree homicide. In 2014, she and her husband moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands where she gained invaluable federal criminal trial experience through her work as a research and writing attorney and assistant federal defender for the Federal Defender's Office in the District of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
DeLosa currently serves as the managing attorney for the Pennsylvania Innocence Project's Pittsburgh Office, which is located in Duquesne University School of Law's Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education.
The Pennsylvania Innocence Project website is available via http://innocenceprojectpa.org
- J.D. Duquesne University
- B.A., University of Pittsburgh