Highlights of ECBAWM Wrongful Conviction Cases

ECBAWM is one of the country’s leading wrongful conviction firms. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients who have been wrongfully imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. Our attorneys work at all levels on these matters from criminal defense, to post-trial investigation, motions to vacate sentences, habeaus proceedings, criminal appeals, trials, and civil claims based on actual innocence and violations of civil rights.

Some notable cases include:

Over $30 Million for Three Wrongfully Convicted Men in Infamous “Bronx Six” Case. New York City and State paid $23.78 million to Michael Cosme and Carlos Perez, for 18 years imprisonment for two murders in which neither man had any involvement. Mr. Cosme and Mr. Perez receive $8 million each from New York City, in addition to $3.89 million from New York State, for a total of $11.89 million each in settlements.

$17.5 Million Wrongful Conviction Settlement for George Bell. George Bell spent 24 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Now, New York City has agreed to pay him $17.5 Million, the largest the city has ever paid to settle a wrongful conviction suit.

$8.25 Million for Wrongful Conviction in 2022. The City of Detroit paid $8.25 million to ECBAWM client Kendrick Scott for over 19 years in prison for a murder he did not commit as a result of civil rights violations by Detroit Police Department detectives.

$16.5 Million to ECBAWM Client Anthony Broadwater. Mr. Broadwater served 16 years in prison and decades on the sex offender registry for a rape he did not commit. New York State agreed to pay Mr. Broadwater $5.5 million to settle his wrongful conviction claims. ECBAWM, together with co-counsel, also assisted David Bryant in securing an $11 million dollar settlement for his wrongful conviction from New York City.

$8 Million for ECBAWM Wrongful Conviction Client, Kareem Bellamy. Mr. Bellamy was wrongfully convicted in 1995 and served over 14 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.