Callie Glanton Steele


Senior Litigator, Office of the Federal Public Defender, Central District of California
Adjunct Faculty, Loyola Law School


Callie Glanton Steele has devoted her career to the defense of indigent federal criminal clients at the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles for the past 25 years.  She has been the Senior Litigator from September of 2015 to the present, handling primarily complex cases.  Also, she was a Supervising Deputy Federal Public Defender (2002 to September of 2015) and a Deputy Federal Public Defender in the trial unit (1992 to 2002).  In 2000 and 2001, she was on a temporary duty assignment in Washington, D.C., where she was Special Counsel to the United States Sentencing Commission (November of 2000 to May of 2001), and a Visiting Defender at Defender Services Division with the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (May to November of 2001), working in the Legal and Policy Division.  She graduated from UCLA School of Law in 1991, and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Terry J. Hatter, Jr., United States District Judge in the fall of 1990.

Ms. Steele represents clients in complex trials and habeas corpus proceedings, including capital habeas cases.  She has also written and argued multiple appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  In addition, she teaches Trial Advocacy at Loyola Law School.