Criminal Law

O’Toole Receives 2022 Koch Legal Justice Professional Bono Award

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Koch Industries has named Brendan D. O’Toole, a companion in Williams Mullen’s Litigation Part, because the recipient of its 2022 Legal Justice Professional Bono Award. The award was introduced by Richard Dinkel, senior vp and chief monetary officer for Koch Industries, on the second annual Koch Professional Bono Awards occasion on November 7. The ceremony honored people and organizations which have partnered with Koch to assist take away boundaries, restore lives, present second possibilities and strengthen communities.  

O’Toole was acknowledged for his efforts in securing a conditional pardon for Honest Allah, a then-41-year-old African American man, who had served 23 years of an extreme and unfair 45-year jail sentence in a questionably dealt with case. 

At Koch’s invitation, O’Toole and others partnered with the Virginia Redemption Undertaking to offer professional bono help on compassionate launch instances for incarcerated people at increased threat for turning into in poor health or dying from COVID-19. Via the tireless work put forth by O’Toole and members of the Nationwide Affiliation of Legal Protection Attorneys, Gov. Ralph S. Northam granted a Conditional Pardon to Mr. Allah on January 12, 2022.

“I’m very grateful to our colleagues at Koch who launched me to this life-changing alternative and to Williams Mullen for offering me with the help wanted to deal with this case,” acknowledged O’Toole. “Serving to Mr. Allah safe his well-deserved second probability at freedom and start a brand new chapter was actually the best reward of all.”

To learn extra about O’Toole’s work helping Mr. Allah, click on right here.
To be taught extra about Koch Industries’ Professional Bono Awards, click on right here.
To be taught extra in regards to the Virginia Redemption Undertaking, click on right here.

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