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Juvenile Offenders Suit Awarded Class Action Status

October 12, 2018
Client Success

The Firm won class action status for a lawsuit on behalf of inmates who were sentenced to life imprisonment without parole as juveniles. 

The suit alleges that after the Supreme Court’s decision in Miller v. Alabama in 2012, which retroactively prohibited mandatory sentencing of minors to life in prison without parole, the Missouri Department of Corrections disregarded due process for applicable inmates. The suit’s change in status will affect roughly 95 inmates in Missouri. 


Jordan T. Ault


Sarah L. Zimmerman

Senior Associate

Denyse L. Jones


Theresa M. Mullineaux

Senior Associate