|8/14/2013 11:11:38 AM||In a federal habeas corpus proceeding, Federal District Court Judge Jeffrey Helmick ruled that KWS client Michael Moon's trial counsel and appellate counsel provided ineffective assistance of counsel in their representation of Moon. Because of that finding, the judge ruled that Moon will be permitted to return to the Ohio courts to litigate his legal challenge to the validity of the search warrant that was used to seize the evidence upon which the Ohio charges were based.|
|7/12/2013 4:00:29 PM||The case of former client Leona Pettit has been accepted and posted by the National Registry of Exonerations. Ms. Pettit was convicted of Murder in a jury trial in Vinton County, Ohio. Barry Wilford and Dennis Belli, Esq, were retained for the appeal, which resulted in a new trial and her release from prison. Barry Wilford and Dennis Belli thereafter represented Ms. Pettit at retrial, at which the jury acquitted her of the charge.