James Waller

  • News

    August 11, 2011

    Kevin Glasheen Fought to See Innocent Prisoners Compensated, Then Fought To Take Millions For Himself

    The Lubbock lawyer teamed up with Innocent Project lawyer Jeff Blackburn to see the state compensation for exonerees raised. Now both men are under fire from their clients.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    Craig Watkins Uses Dallas Bar Association Appearance to Make Case Against Budget Cuts

    Kimberly ThorpeDallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, addressing the Dallas Bar Association todayDallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins certainly likes to make an entrance, which isn't hard to do when you're 6-foot-5, star of a nationally broadcast reality mini-series, a recent guest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    At SMU Next Month, Watkins to Join Texas Monthly's "Exonerated" Talk

    The November issue of Texas Monthly features a piece by Michael Hall titled "The Exonerated," which offers testimony from the 37 men who spent a combined 525 years in Texas prisons for crimes of which they were later cleared. Actually, not all the men spoke to Hall: Michael Blair, convicted in 1994 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2008

    After 23 Years, One More Wrongfully Convicted Dallas Man Tastes Freedom

    Clay Graham From left to right: James C. Giles, Thomas McGowan, James Waller and Charles Chatman Clay Graham, a newly minted lawyer with The Innocence Project of Texas, was on hand in the courtroom of Judge Susan Hawk yesterday and snapped photos as Thomas McGowan, wrongfully convicted of burglary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 30, 2007

    Those DNA Lawsuits Just Keep on Coming

    As of today, Greg Wallis is suing everyone he believes responsible for his wrongful imprisonment. For the second time in two weeks, a Dallas County man exonerated with DNA evidence has filed a federal civil rights and malicious prosecution lawsuit. And this one has a couple of twists. Greg Wallis, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2007

    No Doubt the First Lawsuit of Many

    Mark Graham Billy James Smith spent almost 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Now, he wants the city to make it right. This morning Billy James Smith became the first man exonerated through DNA evidence to file a federal civil rights and malicious prosecution lawsuit against the City ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2007

    At Thirteen and Counting, Dallas County Will Clear the Name of One More Innocent Man Today

    James Curtis Giles At 11 this morning, a law student from Chicago named Lauren Kaeseberg will be standing alongside Barry Scheck -- and other attorneys with The Innocence Project -- in the court of Judge Robert Francis. They will be presenting new evidence in an exoneration hearing in the case of Ja ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2007

    The Innocence Mission

    Because Dallas County boasts the highest number of falsely convicted men exonerated with DNA evidence since post-conviction testing began, the news that Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins has agreed to cooperate with the Innocence Project of Texas is momentous. As we reported in early Jan ... More >>

  • News

    January 25, 2007

    Jailhouse Rocked

    The exonerations just keep on coming

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007

    The Twelfth Man

    Barry Scheck's all about getting innocent people out of jail, which is great, but it still doesn't explain that whole O.J. thing. Barry Scheck, former O.J. Simpson defense attorney and founder and co-director of The Innocence Project, is scheduled to appear in a Dallas courtroom this morning with Jo ... More >>