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CUA Law Alumnus' Journey to Free Alfred Dewayne Brown
from a Texas Death Row Jail Cell Featured on The Today Show

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CUA Law alumnus Brian Stolarz's, class of 1998, journey to free Alfred Dewayne Brown from death row was featured on The Today Show.  
After years of committed pro bono engagement to Brown’s case, Stolarz succeeded last year in persuading the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to overturn Brown’s conviction on the basis that prosecutors withheld evidence that could have aided Brown’s defense. Since his conviction was overturned, Brown awaited news from the Harris County, Texas District Attorney as to whether his case would be retried. On June 8, 2015, the District Attorney announced she was dismissing the case for insufficient evidence and that Brown was free to return home. Brown had been on death row from 2005 until 2014.
In the Fall of 2015, Stolarz visited the Columbus School of Law to share the story with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the Law School during CUA Law's Family and Friends Day
Stolarz is a partner with LeClairRyan and is a 2007 recipient of the Pro Bono Legal Service Awards from the John Carroll Society and a 2014 recipient of the Caritas Award, the highest official award from the Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Washington.
Click here to view the The Today Show video.