Best Unsung Hero

Keith Hampton

For his unexpected victory on behalf of death row inmate Kenneth Foster – winning an unprecedented commutation from Gov. Perry for a man who had not committed murder – attorney Hampton has received long-earned and well-deserved praise. Hampton has labored in the uphill pro bono death penalty appeal ranks for years while maintaining a busy criminal practice and doing what he can to lobby for legislative reform of the state’s often draconian legal and judicial system. He is one of a handful of Texas lawyers who do this kind of thankless yet irreplaceable work and part of a larger statewide, national, and international movement fighting for justice. Our applause for him is a congratulatory nod to all of them, as well.

Office of Keith S. Hampton
1103 Nueces, 512/476-8484