Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that the firm’s Houston office and Houston Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Charles Kelley have been honored for capital defense-related pro bono work by Texas Defender Service, a non-profit organization working to improve the quality of representation afforded to those facing a death sentence in Texas.
Over the past 10 years, lawyers based in Mayer Brown’s Houston office have donated $3.5 million in legal time to death penalty representation. Notable cases include:
“Our Houston office’s representation of individuals facing the death penalty reflects Mayer Brown’s commitment to due process, the rule of law and the principle that all individuals, including those of limited means, who face the ultimate penalty will have had access to the best and most thorough defense and protection of their rights available,” said Marc Kadish, Mayer Brown’s Director of Pro Bono Activities and Litigation Training. “We are therefore very proud of the effort our lawyers have devoted to death penalty work and the representation of indigent defendants. Besides the cases that Charles, Bill and the other attorneys in the Houston office were honored for, they also currently represent Larry Edgar Estrada on a death penalty case. This work is in addition to the firm’s death penalty work in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.”
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