The high-profile libel trial case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is nearing its end. Regardless, social media users keep their eyes on celebrities’ legal teams.
With that in mind, Depp’s legal team member Stephanie Calnan won the hearts of viewers after her brilliant cross-examination with Dr. Richard Shaw.
Here is everything you need to know.
Stephanie Calnan receives compliments on the internet
Johnny Depp’s legal team called in forensic psychologist Dr. Richard Shaw to evaluate the testimonies made by medical specialists Dr. David Spiegel and Dr. Kipper.
Dr. Shaw mentioned that Dr. Spiegel’s testimony is ‘unreliable’. He accused the expert of violating the principles of the Goldwater Rule.
He further stated that a series of prolonged diagnostic tests would have to be carefully performed to determine a prognosis of cognitive health.
Dr. Shaw stated that Dr. Spiegel did not perform any of these tests.
Dr. Spiegel went on to reveal that he did not personally consult Depp for his previously conducted evaluations.
Following her powerful courtroom performance, Stephanie Calnan returned to her assigned seat.
Regardless, fans were quick to notice the brief interaction in which the Pirates of the Caribbean star appears to congratulate Calnan on his successful interrogation.
Social media users couldn’t get over Depp’s heartwarming reaction, which eventually led to questions among them about who Stephanie Calnan is.
Who is Johnny Depp’s legal team member Stephanie Calnan?
Stephanie Calnan is affiliated with the Firm’s Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group.
She has actively taken on legal cases pro bono. She has also partnered with the Lawyers Clearinghouse, the New England Innocence Project, as well as Kids in Need of Defense.
Calnan is currently in the spotlight for being one of the members of Depp’s sports and entertainment legal team of Brown Rudnick LLP. He joined the law firm in 2016.
The associate attorney completed her law school and graduated from Boston University School of Law. She began working in law firms shortly after graduating.
She began her career as a paralegal with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.
Calnan completed an internship at the Attorney General’s Office located in Massachusetts. He primarily worked on issues related to the casino industry.
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She is an active member of the firm’s Women’s Initiative Liaison Committee and Steering Committee.
Part of Depp’s legal team includes Ben Chew, Camile Vasquez, Stephanie Calnan, Andrew Crawford, Yarelyn Mena, Rebecca MacDowell Lecaroz, Samuel Moniz and Jessica Meyers.