Deborah Sines has been investigating and prosecuting homicide cases for 16 years and is currently the Assistant U.S. Attorney assigned to cold cases of the Homicide Division. Ms. Sines has also served as a Deputy Chief of the Homicide
Section, supervising homicide prosecutors in the U.S. Attorneys Office
for the District of Columbia – widely recognized as the premier U.S.
Attorneys Office in the country.
Prior to joining the U.S. Attorneys Office, Ms. Sines served as a
trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights
Division, Criminal Section, where she prosecuted racial violence cases,
police excessive use of force cases, and one slavery case throughout the
She began her legal career as a defense attorney in 1983. She
received her B.A. from George Washington University and her J.D. from
Antioch School of Law. Thereafter she received an L.L.M. from
Georgetown University Law Center in trial advocacy, following her