Montgomery v. Louisiana
577 U.S. ––––, 136 S.Ct. 718, 193 L.Ed.2d 599 (2016)
Wrote writ of certiorari and argued on behalf of Henry Montgomery before United States Supreme Court. In 6-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court reversed the Louisiana Supreme Court. It held that Montgomery, along with 1500 individuals nationwide, are entitled to retroactive benefit of Miller v. Alabama. The result was that Montgomery and others sentenced to mandatory life imprisonment as adults are entitled to be re-sentenced with consideration of opportunity for parole.
State v. Allen
2014-0291 (La.App. 1 Cir. 6/4/15), 174 So.3d 1163
Represented defendant accused and found guilty of misapplication of payments by contractor under La. R.S. 14:202(A). The First Circuit Court of Appeal reversed on grounds of insufficient evidence, in that the State failed to establish misapplication was made knowingly. In addition, the appellate court found defendant acted in a representative capacity on behalf of a corporation and was not required to have contractor license.