Most Rewarding or Significant Case

St. Paul, MN criminal defense attorney Deborah Ellis talks about a very important case that meant a lot to her.

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Well, the most significant case I ever worked on was a death row case out of Louisiana and that was volunteer work. Doug Thompson who I worked for many years ago agreed to provide representation for Glenn Ford who was on death row in Louisiana for post-conviction proceedings because they couldn’t find volunteer lawyers in those death penalty states so they would look for lawyers in northern states or states that did not have the death penalty.

So he volunteered that we would work on it and in fact, I ended up working on it for 28 years. And then Glenn was released from death row in March of 2014 after serving nearly 30 years.