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Wrongful Conviction Lawyer New York, NY

Wrongful Conviction

Business Dispute Lawyer New York, NYOddo & Babat represents clients who have been wrongly accused and convicted of crimes. Sometimes our clients have served prison terms for offenses they did not commit. Oddo & Babat has experience in all aspects of wrongful conviction litigation, from motions seeking to vacate a conviction in state court to damages actions in state and federal court seeking compensation after release. Oddo & Babat has obtained significant monetary settlements on behalf of wrongfully convicted clients in both civil rights suits brought in federal court and in claims under the Unjust Conviction and Imprisonment Act in the New York Court of Claims.

If you believe that you or a loved one was wrongfully convicted, call Oddo & Babat. We will provide a free consultation and explain your rights and available remedies.

Here is a recent example of a wrongful conviction case that we have handled:

  • In the Matter of the Claim of the decedent v. The State of New York: Claim No:  129261
  • In the Matter of the Claim of the decedent v. The City of New York

On the night of February 6, 1980, the decedent-claimant was home, in bed with his wife, in Brooklyn, New York.  While he was sleeping, a fire occurred at 695 Sackett Street, Brooklyn, New York.  The fire resulted in the deaths of the occupants of the third floor, Elizabeth Kinsey and her five young children.

Due to a faulty arson investigation and an unreliable witness, the claimant was convicted at trial. The decedent-claimant, served time in prison from November 23, 1981 until his death on December 5, 1989.  At the time of his sentencing, the claimant’s daughter, was only 9 months old.  After his sentencing, he never saw her outside of prison.   In the last year of life, the claimant was transferred between multiple hospitals and multiple prisons. The claimant, a loving husband and father, died as a wrongfully convicted felon.

As a result of the injustice endured by the family, Darren Seilback was able to obtain a $1,300,000 settlement for the Estate of the claimant from the City and State.

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