Morris Sheats, Class of '96

Former Student/Alumni | Partner - Sheats & Muckleroy LLP

During the Spring of 1996, I handled cases for several kids in the Juvenile Justice Clinic. Every one told me what plea / sentence they would accept, except the one who went to trial.  He kept saying “I didn’t do it” and the witnesses that I interviewed supported him.  It was incredible to take that one to trial and win it, and then have his mother grab me at the end of the trial and ask: “What does ‘case dismissed’ mean?”  When I explained that all of the criminal charges against her son would be dropped, she started crying and couldn’t stop saying “Thank You!”