Mike Ware

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Mike Ware lives in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from the University of Houston Law School in 1983, where he was research editor for the Houston Law Review. In 2006, he co-founded the Innocence Project of Texas. In July 2007 Mike left private practice to become the head of the newly formed Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, where he made national and international news for securing exonerations for 15 wrongly convicted innocent men, some of whom had served more than 25 years in prison. In 2011, he resumed private practice as a criminal defense lawyer, handling both trials and post-conviction matters, including capital murder and white-collar crimes. Mike is an adjunct law professor at Texas A&M School of Law. In 2014, he was named the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Mike is currently executive director of the Innocence Project of Texas.

Stories from Mike Ware

Attacking “False Evidence” and “Junk Science” in Wrongful Convictions
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Preliminary Matters

Your convicted defendant may or may not have made an unsuccessful previous attempt to obtain post-conviction relief by way of an article 11.07 T.C.C.P. writ.