MHB's lead criminal defense lawyer, Tim Ford, has broad experience in both trial and appellate work. He has been nationally recognized for his work in capital defense and post-conviction litigation, and he has handled capital murder cases and lectured on criminal defense and habeas corpus issues across the country. He has successfully defended people in major federal and state criminal cases, from trial through appeal, up to the Supreme Court of the United States. He received a United Nations Human Rights award in 1996 for his capital punishment work, and now has experience and an emphasis in his practice on death penalty cases involving international law, treaty and human rights issues. His focus is on appellate and post-conviction litigation in state and federal court, and on consultation and testimony as an expert witness on criminal defense standards and issues.
Joseph Shaeffer has criminal practice experience in post-conviction relief and section 1983 death penalty litigation. Miguel Bocanegra has expertise with the immigration consequences of crimes.