In Memory of Natman Schaye

On January 28, 2022, Senior Capital Trial Counsel Natman Schaye suddenly and tragically left this earth doing the only thing he loves as much as saving lives and bucking the system–skiing. Natman was a huge part of the capital community in Arizona and nationally, and the heart and soul of our trial consult work at ACRP.

Natman’s experience and talents were vast, yet he was one of the most humble and unassuming people you could know. We’re not sure how we will go on without him, but we keep thinking of his motto, which he included on his resume: “Will never, ever give up.”

NACDL Resolution Remembering Natman Schaye

From our friends and colleagues at NACDL:

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers recognizes and remembers Natman Schaye, a fierce advocate for justice and a bemused observer of the human condition.

BE IT RESOLVED this 26th day of February 2022 in Austin, Texas the Board of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers recognizes and remembers Natman Schaye, a fierce advocate for justice and a bemused observer of the human condition and:

His extraordinary commitment to enforcing constitutional rights and his tireless work to end the death penalty in this country;

His devotion to and involvement with the mission and community of the NACDL;

His generosity in training, educating, and mentoring criminal defense lawyers and his vital role in the creation of the Colorado Method Capital Voir Dire training that has directly contributed to the saving of hundreds of lives;

Being a unique and exceptional criminal defense lawyer, friend, NACDL Board member, and contributor to countless NACDL endeavors, the NACDL is indebted to Natman Schaye for all he contributed in the service of justice.  We are better for it.  His memory will continue to inspire us in the struggles ahead.  He was truly one of Liberty‚Äôs Last Champions.

Austin, Texas