Brown, Goldstein & Levy partner Kobie Flowers was a panelist at the October 18 virtual roundtable discussion hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP). The panel was titled “MAIP 20-Year Retrospective: Roundtable Discussion Regarding Obstacles to Exoneration and Factors Contributing to Wrongful Conviction in 60 Cases in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.”
Kobie was one of four panelists who discussed findings from a review of 60 exonerations by MAIP’s partner organizations. The other panelists were Emilee Hasbrouk of the Ram Law Firm in Richmond, Virginia; Michael Herring, managing partner at McGuireWoods’ Richmond, Virginia office; and Lauren Lipscomb, Deputy State’s Attorney of Criminal Intelligence in Baltimore City.
MAIP works to prevent and correct the conviction of innocent people in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. It has one of the highest success rates in the country for exonerating those who have been wrongfully convicted.
Kobie is one of the country’s premier lawyers for individuals fighting wrongful convictions. From the U.S. Justice Department, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section to the Federal Public Defender’s Office to private practice, Kobie has a decades-long history of working to end wrongful convictions, which are too often created by mass incarceration and police brutality. Among other wrongful conviction cases, Kobie is currently part of the legal team representing the Harlem Park Three—the largest wrongful conviction case in American history.