March 10, 2020
Kelley Drye attorneys partnered with the Pretrial Justice Institute, Texas Appleseed, and National Association for Public Defenders to file an amicus brief supporting the Sixth Amendment right to counsel at an initial bail determination hearing in Galveston County. The Kelley Drye team, comprised of pro bono counsel Jim O’Gara
, and associates Fabio Dworschak
and Andrew Wong
, worked under a tight deadline to ensure the amici’s voices were heard on this fundamental issue of grave constitutional importance. The case Aaron Booth v. Galveston County et. al.,
Cause No. 19-40785 is currently pending in the Fifth Circuit.