U.S. v. Sowell

Represented death row inmate in case before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Plaintiff was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to death in 1983. The Southern District of Ohio Court found plaintiff received ineffective assistance of counsel during the penalty phase of his trial by not performing adequate sentence-phase investigation. The Sixth Circuit Court affirmed the judgment of the district court to grant habeas relief. This followed two other previously successful appeals before the Sixth Circuit involving inmates who had been sentenced to death.