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Massillamany & Jeter LLP Secures Reversal Of Client's Denial Of Post-Conviction Relief From The Indiana Court Of Appeals

(Indianapolis, IN) – Massillamany & Jeter LLP’s Appellate Law Team secured a rare and extraordinary victory Monday when the Indiana Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a Hamilton County Superior Court order denying client William Cox’s petition for post-conviction relief. The ruling followed a prior holding of the Indiana Supreme Court that failure to refer an indigent defendant seeking post-conviction relief to the State Public Defender constituted reversible error. Massillamany & Jeter LLP Partners Mario Massillamany and Chris Jeter served as lead counsel for Mr. Cox, while Kenneth Sondik provided assistance on the brief. 

The win serves as a major boost to the Firm’s Appellate Law Team which was started just two months ago when the Firm added an experienced appeals attorney, Amy Carson, as its Appellate Law Team Leader. Ms. Carson was quick to note that the ruling reflects the Firm’s talents. “When we stood up this new area of practice, we knew that we had a group of outstanding appellate attorneys who were ready to extend our client service beyond the trial court level,” Carson stated. “This is just the beginning of this Firm’s impact at the appellate court level,” she added. Founding Partner Chris Jeter was also pleased, adding that while the victory was exciting, was not surprising. “This is simply an affirmation that Massillamany & Jeter LLP is poised to take a leading role in the practice of law across Central Indiana and throughout the State,” he stated.

Massillamany & Jeter LLP is a full-service law firm based in Fishers but serving the entire State of Indiana. Mario Massillamany and Chris Jeter began their careers as public interest lawyers, serving their communities at the local, state, and national level. Mario served as a local prosecutor while Chris spent several years on active duty in the United States Navy as a Judge Advocate General (JAG). Following their years in public service, Mario and Chris had a nationwide practice while working for Indiana’s largest law firm, and one of the top 100 largest firms in the country. The firm focuses its practice in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, corporate law, civil litigation, family law, estate planning, appeals and government services. The Firm has offices in Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Plainfield, Greenwood, and Lawrence.