Contributors

William Harris

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Bill Harris is a board-certified specialist in criminal law who has handled trials and appeals as a solo practitioner in Fort Worth since 1984. From 1981-84 he practiced with Burleson, Pate & Gibson in Dallas; prior to that he was an Assistant Criminal District Attorney in Tarrant County (1976-1981). A former member of the TCDLA Board, Bill is immediate past president of TCDLA and also formerly served as president of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

William T. Habern

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Bill Habern, an early member of the public defender’s office at the Texas Prison in the 1970s, has specialized in issues related to sentencing, parole, prison, and post-conviction matters for over 40 years. He served as Executive Director for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Project in the late 1970s, and thereafter for 10 years as a member of the TCDLA Board of Directors and chair of the TCDLA Corrections Committee for over 20 years.