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January 24, 2014 Pro Bono Case Was First in Illinois Granting Post-Convicting Ballistics Testing

On January 26, 2011, a team including Robert Stauffer, Andrew Vail and Kyle Palazzolo achieved a groundbreaking result in a pro bono post-conviction case on behalf of client Patrick Pursley.  The Pursley case was the first case in Illinois granting a prisoner ballistics testing under the Post-Conviction Testing Act.  Mr. Pursley has adamantly maintained his innocence since his conviction for first-degree murder during the course of an attempted robbery in 1993.  The decision was featured in the January 2012 Pro Bono Hot List by The National Law Journal.

CATEGORIES: 1985-1994, 1995-2004, 2005-present, A Vail, Ballistics, K Palazzolo, Pro Bono, Pro Bono Hot List, R Stauffer

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