BRENDAN ROSS MITIGATION 
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About Us

You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free...Clarence Darrow

BRENDAN ROSS, LMSW

  • Licensed Master Social Worker
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    • Member of Psy-Chi Honor Society
  • Masters of Science in Social Work
  • Specialized Experience and Training in Capital Murder Cases

For more information, send us a request on our Contact Us page, or call (214)-366-2604

MITIGATION has taken on a significant role in the criminal justice field in the defense of capital cases as established y the U.S. Supreme court ruling in Wiggins vs. Smith and the American Bar Association Guidelines. Effective legal representation in capital cases must include "efforts to discover all reasonable available mitigation evidence to rebut any aggravating evidence...". As a Mitigation Specialist, I am a part of the defense team of attorneys, investigator and experts. Ideally, I would begin working the moment the case is assigned to a defense attorney. It is important for me to establish a relationship of trust with the client and/or family members. Based on these interviews, various records must be collected, analyzed, and summarized. It is my job to help the defense team formulate a "theme" for the defense presentation to be used in the guilt/innocence and the punishment phase
  • Extensive experience in obtaining complete psycho-social histories
  • Background in psychiatric clinical social work and are very knowledgeable concerning psychiatric treatment, DSM-IV diagnoses and medications
  • Experience in working with neglected and/or abused children
  • Experience in individual and family therapy which enhances the ability to establish rapport quickly with the client and the client's family
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