John Clune is a private practicing attorney with the Victim Justice Initiative.  Mr. Clune spent six years in the Fifth Judicial District DA’s Office, leaving in 2002 as the Chief Deputy DA for Eagle County.  He has been in private practice for six years and devotes the entirety of his practice to representing victims in the criminal and civil justice systems.  Mr. Clune represented the victim in the Kobe Bryant sexual assault prosecution in Eagle County and the related civil case of Faber v. Bryant in US District Court.  Mr. Clune received his Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University in 1996 and is a current member of the National Association of Victims’ Rights Attorneys and the National Crime Victims’ Bar Association.  Mr. Clune is the co-founder of the Victim Justice Initiative, a private company providing progressive legal and psychological advocacy to victims of violence.  Mr. Clune has done numerous speaking engagements for the COVA Annual Conference, Victim Rights Law Center, CCASA, South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault, Ending Violence Against Women, and various law enforcement agencies.  Additionally, Mr. Clune’s 2008 speaking engagements included the National Crime Victims Law Institute Annual Conference, National Center for Victims of Crime Annual Conference and the National District Attorney’s Association Summer Conference.