October 01, 2010

Covington & Burling Wins New Trial for Larry Reynold Smith

On October 1, 2010, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals ordered a new trial for Death Row prisoner Larry Reynold Smith on the basis of trial counsel's ineffectiveness, including their failure to investigate and present a thorough defense.  The failure to provide competent counsel to capital defendants and Death Row prisoners on appeal is a defining feature of many death penalty cases in . 

We congratulate the team at Covington & Burling, including Keith Teel and former associates Jim Hanlon and John Fuson, for their dedication to Mr. Smith and his case!