Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and a team of attorneys from the St. Louis office have been noted in the media recently in connection with two high-profile pro bonorepresentations. A team including Partner Charlie Weiss and Associate Jonathan Potts were noted Oct. 29 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for their work writing an amicus brief urging the appeals court to send the case of Lamar Johnson back to the St. Louis Circuit Court for a new hearing. Johnson was convicted of murder in 1995, although many in the legal community now believe he is innocent. Weiss, Potts and Counsel Stephen Snodgrass also were featured Oct. 7 in Missouri Lawyers Weekly for their work on behalf of Donald “Doc” Nash, convicted of the 1982 murder of his girlfriend. The firm has represented Nash for numerous years as he seeks to have his life sentence overturned. The Missouri Supreme Court on Oct. 1 sustained Nash’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus and the appointment of a special master to oversee the proceedings.

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