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Kristy Columbia

Kristy is originally from San Antonio, Texas, and she received her Bachelor of Arts in English and History in 1998. She then attended Thomas M. Cooley – Western Michigan University and received her Juris Doctor with a concentration in Litigation in 2001.

She moved to Utah in 2020 and joined RMIC in 2022 with nearly twenty years of litigation experience, primarily as a prosecutor. Her dedication to justice and passion for advocacy brought her to RMIC, where she works to involve the community in advancing the mission of RMIC: preventing and correcting wrongful convictions and incarcerations in Utah, Wyoming, and Nevada. Kristy is licensed to practice law in Texas and Utah.

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Jennifer Springer

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology in 2009. She attended the University of Utah – S.J. Quinney College of Law and received her Juris Doctor in 2014. Jennifer began working with RMIC as a law student in 2012. She was awarded the Spurgeon Public Interest Fellowship and was a Teaching Assistant for the Innocence Clinic throughout the 2013-2014 academic year. She officially joined RMIC’s staff in 2014 and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Utah – S.J. Quinney College of Law.

Jennifer has been recognized for her work by the Utah State Bar as the Young Lawyer of the Year in 2019 and was nominated for the Utah Nonprofit Association’s 2023 Hall of Fame. As Managing Attorney, Jennifer oversees all of RMIC’s cases in investigation and litigation. She also supervises law student interns at RMIC’s cooperating law schools, including the S.J. Quinney College of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, and the University of Wyoming College of Law, among others. Jennifer is licensed to practice law in Utah and Nevada.

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Thomas Kelley

Tom Kelley was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. After graduating, he served for five years as an engineer officer in the United States Army deploying twice to Iraq. Once his military commitment was complete, Tom moved to Salt Lake City and worked at the Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Hospital as a healthcare administration manager.

In 2015, Tom started law school at the University of Utah. During his time at law school, Tom interned with RMIC, was a William H. Leary Scholar, and was the student director of the Veterans Pro Bono Legal Clinic. He graduated with highest honors in 2018. Upon graduating, Tom worked for the law firm of Fabian Vancott before transitioning to public service work as a public defender at the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association. Tom joined RMIC’s team in December 2022. He is licensed to practice in Utah.

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Devin Stelter

I am incredibly honored and excited to join the fantastic team at RMIC. My past experience with the organization has exposed me firsthand to the incredible difficulties inherent in RMIC’s mission to prevent and correct wrongful convictions – which only works to emphasize the critical need for advocates in this space. I’ve wanted to use my skills and education to assist those facing remarkably dire situations and sometimes seemingly insurmountable odds, so I believe RMIC is a perfect fit. I can’t wait to hit the ground running and do all I can to help bring our clients home and declare them innocent!

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