In January 2022, Airington Law launched its first-ever podcast, Accessory to Justice. Not just another legal podcast, Accessory to Justice takes a critically-informed deep dive into evocative criminal cases that are often underreported in the American mainstream. Through interviews with legal experts, one-on-one conversations with case insiders, and with insights from our experienced defense attorneys, Accessory to Justice host Maria Navolio gives a behind-the-scenes look into the American courtroom. At its core, Accessory to Justice is about the fight for equity from the perspective of those deemed guilty until proven innocent. Whether you’re a legal professional seeking to deepen your knowledge of criminal defense, or someone passionate about equal rights under the law, we invite you to join us and learn what it takes to become an Accessory to Justice.
This past year saw the consequences of an unfair justice system at its boiling point. A justice system that historically has failed to protect marginalized communities and individuals from incursions into civil liberty, while also perpetuating inequalities that deeply stress American society. These cases have the power to shake our nation and reveal painful fractures within our justice system. However, more often than not, these cases fade into the background and do not receive the justice or the coverage they deserve. That’s why we at Airington Law launched Accessory to Justice, to examine such cases while also elevating the voices of women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and neurodivergent individuals, into the national conversation. We believe every life matters, and every voice deserves to be heard.
That’s why we’re driven to share cases like Mario Eubanks. In our first episode, “The Framing of Mario Eubanks,” we cover the wrongful conviction of Mario, who was sentenced to prison over 20 years ago at age 17 for a murder he didn’t commit. After 24 years without justice, we hear from Mario himself, his wife Portia, and Airington Law owner and lead attorney Miriam Airington-Fisher.
As our inaugural season continues, we’ll also explore how our society criminalizes autistic minds with Terra Vance and Kate Jones from Neuroclastic. But that’s not all, we’ll be hosting expert-led discussions on polygraphs (what are they and how they work), cannabis and the War on Drugs, and much more! If you have a compelling justice story that you think we ought to cover, let us know!
Our goal is for this podcast to serve as a platform for justice, one that inspires action. The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg once said, “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” In the long and tireless fight for justice, we hope this podcast will be a fresh step along this journey. In this spirit, we invite you to join us, and become an Accessory to Justice.
About the Host – Maria Navolio
Maria Navolio is a recent graduate and Virginia native. She joined the Airington Law team in 2021 as their first ever in-house marketing and community outreach associate. Maria describes herself as a creative, more concerned with capturing authenticity and innovation than upholding the status quo.
About Airington Law:
Known for our compassionate and fearless representation of clients under even the most harrowing of circumstances, Criminal Defense Attorney Miriam Airington-Fisher and the team at Airington Law have spent over a decade defending the rights of individuals who have been accused or convicted of a crime. With the goal of helping innocent clients clear their name and keep their freedom, we empathize with the fear, pain, anxiety, and frustration that our clients experience when they have been charged with a crime. Even after representing thousands of clients to date, our team remains passionately committed to defending and exonerating clients wrongfully charged or convicted of crimes.
Airington Law owner and lead attorney Miriam Airington-Fisher is a highly-experienced criminal defense and immigration attorney and has been featured in several media outlets, including a recent documentary by The Washington Post about the case of Matthew Rushin.