LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — An attorney credited for pushing a law that made Texas the most generous state in the nation in compensating the wrongly convicted earned his fees by fighting to get two clients as much money as possible after they were exonerated by DNA, his lawyer said Monday.
Opening statements were held in the State Bar of Texas’ lawsuit against Kevin Glasheen. The bar association has accused Glasheen of charging the men unreasonable fees for obtaining compensation, but his lawyer said the pair got more money than they would have under the old compensation system.
“These two clients (of Glasheen’s) are millions of dollars better off because of Kevin Glasheen fighting for them,” Jim Hund said. “This was not an easy fight. It was a knock-down, drag-out fight.”
Glasheen got millions of dollars in compensation for 12 men cleared after DNA evidence showed they were innocent of charges that put some in prison for more than two decades.
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