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Meredith Patti, Esquire

Beginning in November 2002 Meredith Patti served as a Senior Associate at the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) in their criminal justice division. NCIA works with defense attorneys, clients, and courts throughout the country providing individualized sentencing evaluations and recommendations for persons who are facing incarceration and parole reports for those seeking release. The division also provides federal sentencing guidelines assistance and research, capital case mitigation, and post-sentencing advocacy.

Ms. Patti joined NCIA after graduating from the George Mason University School of Law. At George Mason, Ms. Patti was chosen to be a Writing Fellow where she taught Legal Research, Writing and Analysis to first year law students for two consecutive years. In addition, she served as a research assistant to Professor Jeffrey Parker, former deputy chief counsel to the United States Sentencing Commission. In this capacity Ms. Patti performed comprehensive research and analysis for the development of a casebook on the federal sentencing guidelines and provided legal research for “The Limits of Federal Criminal Sentencing Policy; or, Confessions of Two Reformed Reformers” by Jeffrey Parker and Michael Block.

Ms. Patti has extensive experience analyzing federal sentencing guidelines and statutes and interprets applicable case law to identify both errors in the government’s calculations and mitigating information that constitutes an appropriate basis for downward departure or variance. Utilizing a dataset maintained by the United States Sentencing Commission, Ms. Patti has been instrumental in assisting defense attorneys determine whether their client’s recommended sentence is in line with the sentences imposed on similarly-situated offenders.

After working for NCIA, Ms. Patti decided to expand on her work in this area and became a founding partner of MCM Data Consulting LLC.

Ms. Patti is a member in good standing with the Maryland State Bar.

Mary Cate Rush, Statistician

Ms. Rush’s background in criminal justice analysis spans over 30 years. After graduating with a B.A. in Sociology (with honors) and a Minor in Statistics, she worked for the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) for 23 years, beginning her career as a Research Analyst. In 1994 an opportunity arose for her to take on the task of Assistant Director of the National Criminal Justice Commission (NCJC). The two year study and body of research required much analysis and Ms. Rush served as Chief Statistician. The NCJC’s report, The Real War on Crime, was published by Harper Collins in 1996. Ms. Rush continued to work in the public information department directing numerous criminal justice research projects, resulting in reports such as Masking the Divide (2000), Study of Juvenile Homicides (1999) and the Study of Elderly Inmates (2001).

NCIA’s criminal justice division began utilizing Federal sentencing data analysis as part of its mitigation approach to assist defendants entangled in the Federal Courts in 2004. Ms. Rush utilized her statistical background to guide staff in the analysis of the large databases the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) maintains on all sentences imposed annually. As a founding partner with MCM Data Consulting LLC, after a more than a decade of utilizing the USSC databases, she is an expert on the USSC data.
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MCM Data Consulting LLC
4816 Twinbrook Road | Fairfax, VA 22032
p 703.971.0217 | f 703.978.0022
© 2016 MCM Data Consulting LLC. All rights reserved.
Site designed by Carson Creative LLC