Former prison inmates sues Lubbock attorney over lawyer fees - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/23/09

Former prison inmates sues Lubbock attorney over lawyer fees

Posted:

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Texas man exonerated by DNA evidence is now suing his Lubbock-based civil attorney.  Kevin Glasheen has worked on behalf of many wrongfully convicted Texas men.   He also successfully lobbied the legislature to increase compensation for those who have been wrongfully accused.

But now, one such wrongfully convicted man, Steven Phillips is suing Glasheen.   He says Glasheen's $1 million fee is too much for securing a financial settlement with the state.   Phillips was falsely accused of rape and robbery and it cost him 25 years in prison.  He says Glasheen deserves a lot of credit, but not $1 million dollars.

* Correction:  KCBD.com reported that Glasheen helped "get him [Phillips] out of prison" and secure a financial settlement.  Glasheen was not involved with Phillips' exoneration.

©2009 KCBD NewsChannel 11. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

get more>> Web Enhanced

Contact a Texas Lawmaker

Feel the need to contact an area lawmaker? Here are the address, phone numbers and e-mail address to send them your input.

Powered by WorldNow

5600 Avenue A
Lubbock, TX. 79404

FCC Public File
publicfile@kcbd.com
806-744-1414
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KCBD. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.