CDPL is proud to announce the winners of this year’s J. Kirk Osborn Award for leadership in capital defense. Law partners Jon Megerian and Frank Wells, who have practiced together in Randolph County for 25 years, are the 2018 winners. Frank and Jon are known across North Carolina for their zealous defense of people facing the death penalty — winning unlikely victories at trial, holding off executions for people on death row, and standing by their clients until the end. They are mentors to many in the capital defense community, as well as regular teachers at training seminars on capital jury selection and other defense strategies. Their work has saved the lives of many clients and improved the standard of indigent defense across North Carolina
Please join CDPL for a reception to celebrate Jon and Frank on September 13, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Parizade. Click here to register.