Texas Forensic Science Commission

Texas Forensic Science Commission Hires General Counsel 

Photo of Lynn Robitaille-GarciaThe Texas Forensic Science Commission (FSC) has hired Ms. Lynn M. Robitaille to serve as the first FSC General Counsel. She is the second employee of the relatively new agency, created by the Texas Legislature in 2005. The FSC has nine commissioners who oversee the investigation of allegations of forensic science negligence or misconduct in accredited laboratories, arising from evidence used in criminal cases. 

Ms. Robitaille has over ten years of experience conducting internal investigations in response to criminal and civil actions, developing legal compliance and training programs, and advising clients in a range of litigation matters. Her work has included responding to allegations of professional misconduct by whistleblowers, law enforcement and regulatory agencies, and collaborating with forensic experts. 

Ms. Robitaille graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with honors, and obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University. She is involved in many pro bono endeavors, including serving as a mentor to high school debate students in Austin through the Jack Jenkins Debate Opportunity Fund. 

 “The addition of Ms. Robitaille to the FSC staff is a big step forward in the development of professional oversight of forensic science in Texas,” said FSC Chair John Bradley, who also serves as the elected district attorney in Williamson County. “This Commission is just beginning to develop an agency that can set national standards in how to improve the use of forensic science in our courtrooms.”