Criminal defense attorneys have, hands down, some of the most interesting stories to tell. When you’re in the trenches like they are, defending the constitutional rights of all Americans, every day is exciting–and memorable–as you’ll learn when you listen to our latest podcast with Don Thompson.
Don Thompson is a Rochester, New York attorney and is a partner in the renowned criminal defense law firm, Easton Thompson Kasparak Shiffrin LLP, which includes some of the best criminal defense lawyers in Upstate New York. Don has handled criminal defense matters throughout his legal career, which spans more than three decades.
Some of the work he enjoys the most involves working with the Innocence Project to exonerate those who have been wrongfully convicted. A few of his most notable successes include:
- Douglas Warney, who was released after serving 10 years of a 25-to-life sentence for a murder he did not commit.
- Frank Sterling, who was released after serving nearly 19 years of a 25-to-life sentence for a murder he did not commit.
- Freddie Peacock, who was exonerated after 21 years for a rape he did not commit.
In this podcast, MyCase’s Legal Technology Evangelist, Niki Black, talks to Don about his career and many successes, including a few of the wrongful convictions he’s worked to overturn. He also shares a few war stories from trenches and offers tips for young lawyers and law students interested in pursuing a career path similar to his.
Don’t miss this fascinating podcast! Download it here.