Wrongful Convictions

We fight for justice for men and women who have been wrongfully convicted and incarcerated. The firm represents individuals in all stages of wrongful conviction matters: from conviction integrity investigations, to post-conviction court proceedings and habeas corpus actions, to civil lawsuits seeking compensation for those who have been unjustly imprisoned. We advocate for our clients in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as in negotiations with prosecutors and other government officials.

Our cases have involved coerced witnesses, improper police tactics, false confessions, and misuse of polygraph evidence. David B. Shanies has written and lectured extensively on wrongful convictions and conviction integrity review processes. His current and former clients include Carlos Davis, Vanessa Gathers, Emmanuel Mervilus, Ruddy Quezada, and Shawn Williams.

The firm has achieved exonerations for numerous clients and secured millions of dollars in compensation for the exonerated.