Years of pro bono representation by several Am Law 100 firms have led to exonerations and releases for wrongly convicted and unfairly sentenced clients. While the work has required a years-long commitment for the Big Law teams, the wins come just days before Thanksgiving.

Steptoe & Johnson attorneys have secured freedom for David Gordon, from Maryland’s Western Correctional Institution. Foley & Lardner recently secured Christopher M.’s release from California State Prison, and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner helped convince a judge to overturn the 1979 triple murder conviction of 62-year-old Missouri inmate Kevin Strickland.