Brandi Harden is currently the Managing Partner at Harden & Pinckney, PLLC, a boutique law firm located in downtown Washington, DC. Harden & Pinckney, PLLC specializes in criminal defense litigation, contract, divorce and family law. Ms. Harden is also an adjunct professor at Howard University School of Law, where she coaches the Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team. Before going into private practice, Ms. Harden was a trial attorney as well as a supervising attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (hereinafter PDS). While working for PDS, Ms. Harden maintained a homicide case load and supervised attorneys litigating general felony cases in D.C. Superior Court.
Ms. Harden also served as a chair of the 2004 Criminal Practice Institute, led the felony division-trial practice groups, served as faculty for Summer Series trainings, and was an active member of the PDS Forensic Practice Group. Prior to becoming employed at PDS, Ms. Harden worked for the Southern Center for Human Rights, the United States Department of Labor, and for the United States Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division – Computer and Finance Section. Ms. Harden has been faculty at the National Student Leadership Conference, the Georgia Honors Program, the Southern Public Defender Training Center, The Bronx Defender’s Trial College, and Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop.
Brandi Harden is a native Texan who obtained both her Bachelor of Arts as well as her Juris Doctorate from Howard University. She is currently admitted to practice law in Washington DC, and is an active member of the District of Columbia Bar.