Practice Area:Criminal Defense
Outcome:Plea to life
Description:Very high profile death penalty defense. Young client, along with a younger co-defendant, charged in so-called torture murder of well -known and beloved paraplegic man in his late 50s. Most legal observers gave us no chance to avoid the death penalty due to pre-trial publicity and extremely high feelings running against our client. I assembled a great defense team, and we devised a complex plan to fight the case on every front. Coincidentally, immediately following the plea we attended a criminal defense seminar hosted by the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and we were lauded at every turn that weekend by attorneys who were amazed at the result we obtained. The methods employed in that case can be utilized in all sorts of far less complex and heated cases, but cannot be duplicted without great strategy and tireless efforts on behalf of the client.