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Wallace Jefferson Wallace B. Jefferson, partner in Alexander Dubose & Jefferson in Austin. (Courtesy photo)

In litigation with high-ranking Texas officials on one side, and a former death-row inmate on the other, a man who’s seeking state compensation for his wrongful conviction might have scored a slingshot:  former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson joining his pro-bono legal team.

Alfred Dewayne Brown, who was declared actually innocent earlier this year, after a 2005 wrongful conviction for murdering a Houston police officer, already had a high-powered legal team lead by Neal Manne, managing partner in Susman Godfrey in Houston.

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Angela Morris

Angela Morris is ALM Media's Texas litigation reporter. She covers lawsuits in all levels of Texas state and federal courts. Based in Austin, Morris earned journalism and government degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and since then, has worked primarily as a reporter and writer, but also has skills in videography, photography and podcasts. Follow her on Twitter at @AMorrisReports.

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