Best Criminal Defense Attorney (2011)

Katherine Scardino

A lot of people worked long and hard to get Anthony Graves exonerated and off Death Row, but it was Houston's Katherine Scardino who got the job done. Working with her partner from Angleton, Jimmy Phillips, Scardino went into the heart of darkness that the rural Texas judicial system can sometimes be and won. She gambled that former superstar Harris County prosecutor Kelly Siegler, who had been brought in to handle the case for Burleson County, would see that justice had not been done and act accordingly. Siegler did, and Scardino, who has been one of the most impressive criminal attorneys in the state for some time now, had another big victory to her credit.


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