Practice limited to criminal matters in Federal Court
Federal capital representation and litigation
Life Plea entered July 22, 2015.
Life Plea entered January 13, 2015.
Life verdict following jury trial, 5/20/08 (Lead Counsel Forrest Lewis, Denver, Colorado).
These cases involve(d) highly complex capital litigation, including case budgeting for attorney hours, expert, and travel-related expenses; review and management of several hundred thousand pages of documents disclosed by the government and the BOP; drafting of lengthy pleadings and motions regarding discovery matters, federal statutory issues, and constitutional challenges; and litigation of various issues before the court.
The Sablan cases concerned Chamorro defendants from Asian-Pacific islands which required travel (12-15 separate trips) to the American territories of Guam and Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands.
Samuel Stone is a Native American defendant, and mitigation work on this case required travel (10-12 separate trips) to three Native American Reservations in Arizona.
All three cases involved wide-ranging background investigation, meeting and spending many hours with relatives and friends of the defendants, immersion in the history and culture of the people indigenous to these parts of the world, and their treatment by an outside dominant culture.
Broad experience in, and litigation against, the United States Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Numerous hours spent with experts in the study and discussion of issues related to the treatment of inmates and the administration of federal prisons.
Substantial time spent with inmates in penitentiaries discussing prison-related issues, such as extreme isolation and violence at the hands of other inmates and prison guards.
Admitted to interview inmate-witnesses at several United States Prison facilities throughout the United States, state facilities in California, Colorado, Michigan, Oklahoma, and territorial facilities in Guam and Saipan.
Toured and been admitted on numerous occasions to visit with inmates at the ADX in Florence, Colorado, which is the most secure federal penitentiary in the United States prison system.
Related capital representation:
Terrorism related matters:
Misdemeanor plea entered and all felony charges were dismissed.
Al-Moayad and Zayed were later released to Yemen after their convictions were overturned on appeal.