February 25, 2021

Munger, Tolles & Olson Partners with Loyola Project for the Innocent to Win Exoneration of Man After 32 Years In Prison

After 32 years in prison, Andrew Leander Wilson has received a finding of factual innocence of the crime for which he was wrongfully convicted. Munger, Tolles & Olson partnered with Loyola Project for the Innocent to achieve this ruling by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Laura F. Priver on Feb. 22, 2021.

In a press release published by Loyola Project for the Innocent on Feb. 25, 2021, Munger, Tolles & Olson attorney Dane Shikman was quoted about his client, Mr. (Andy) Wilson saying:

“Fighting to clear Andy’s name was an enormous privilege. The criminal justice system failed him catastrophically, just as it has failed so many others. But Andy is special, even after this profound injustice he lights up every room he enters with his positivity, wit, and grace. I am thrilled to see what great things he will do with his life now that he has been declared innocent.”

Read more about the case as well as Andy’s plans for the future in Loyola Project for the Innocent’s press release.

The Munger, Tolles & Olson team that led this matter include Robyn Bacon, Dane Shikman, April Hu, and Ruby Garrett.

For nearly 60 years, Munger, Tolles & Olson’s attorneys have made an impact on many social issues through pro bono advocacy, including veterans’ rights, civil liberties, affordable housing, immigration and LGBTQ+ rights, among others. In 2020 alone, the firm devoted over 50,000 attorney hours as well as additional firm resources to pro bono services. Read more about our pro bono practice here.