Successful Post-Conviction Relief
Capital Litigation Project / Successful Post-Conviction Relief
After more than 13 years of work, Sidley and local co-counsel in Alabama obtained a victory when firm client Timothy Flowers was sentenced to life without parole rather than receiving a new death sentence.  Although Sidley succeeded in obtaining post-conviction relief in 2015, the remedy was a new sentencing hearing before an Alabama Circuit Court. In the lead-up to that hearing, the state agreed to a settlement, ensuring that Mr. Flowers would not receive a new death sentence.
“Your firm dedicated over a decade to this case, in which many attorneys and staff devoted thousands of hours, making countless trips south, plus spending hundreds of thousands of your own money. Few law firms in America could have undertaken [this matter] and succeeded.”
– Forrest Latta, Partner, Burr & Forman