Lisa J. Steele is an attorney specializing in indigent criminal defense appeals in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Early in her career, she began to come across defendants who said they had acted in self-defense, but were convicted at trial. She began researching self-defense law and issues. She is the author of several articles on defending self-defense cases, on firearms law, on forensic firearms identification challenges, and various other related topics. She has taught classes on firearms and self-defense law for, among others, the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the Connecticut Public Defender’s Office, the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the New Jersey Public Defender’s Office. She has also co-taught the Concealed Carry class for GOAL for many years.