Charlie Butts Pro Bono Award
David Pearson was the recipient of the 2011 Charlie Butts Pro Bono Award, presented by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, a recognition by his peers for his efforts in a particularly difficult court-appointed case.
The Good Son
The Good Son by Stella Sands is a book written about a capital murder trial that co-counsel Larry Moore and I successfully defended by persuading the jury to not impose the death penalty.
Sponsoring the Blue Sox
My law firm sponsored the 2010 Blue Sox tournament. One thing I especially love and respect about baseball–and it’s something it has in common with practicing law–is the complexity of the game and the mental edge you must maintain in order to perform. That is definitely true of litigating and presenting cases in court. A lawyer must be dedicated to staying abreast of the law and its modern interpretations, and in court he must possess the acumen and knowledge to utilize the evidence and procedures that are most advantageous to his client.