Torrence E. Lewis

TELTorrence Lewis is an federal appellate practitioner with a focus on white collar and complex commercial litigation. He has served as co-counsel in dozens of cases primarily in the Fifth Circuit, resulting in published opinions in over 90% of those cases. Mr. Lewis is a magna cum laude graduate of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana. During law school, Mr. Lewis was co-counsel, as student practitioner, in over thirty felony criminal appeals, including direct appeals and habeas litigation in death penalty cases, before the Indiana Court of Appeals, Indiana Supreme Court, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Torrence Lewis is licensed in Illinois, Pennsylvania, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits as well as numerous Federal District Courts.

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William Hodes

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W. William Hodes is the president and owner of The William Hodes Law Firm, which was formed in July 1999 to provide representation, consultation, expert testimony, legal opinions, and other counsel a nd assistance to lawyers in the areas of the law of lawyering, and constitutional, appellate, Supreme Court, and other complex litigation.  An honors graduate of Harvard College (1966) and Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey (1969), Bill is admitted to practice in Indiana and Florida, having resigned long-term memberships in the Louisiana and New Jersey Bars.

Hodes is also Professor Emeritus of Law at Indiana University, where he taught professional responsibility, civil procedure, constitutional law, and other subjects for 20 years before retiring to form his own law firm. While on sabbatical leave during the October 1996 Term of the Supreme Court, Professor Hodes clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had been one of his law professors.

Professor Hodes is a co-author (with Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. and Peter R. Jarvis) of The Law of Lawyering (3d ed., 2000), a nationally recognized treatise on legal ethics that is updated annually.  Mr. Hodes was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 1997, and was a member of the Advisory Council to the American Bar Association’s Ethics 2000 Commission.
Hodes served on the Drafting Committee for the Multi-State Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) from 1995 through 2001, and served as Co-Reporter for the American Bar Association Joint Commission to Evaluate the Model Code of Judicial Conduct, from 2004 until the amended Model Code was adopted in February 2007.

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Sidney Powell

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Sidney Powell established her own firm dedicated to federal appellate practice in January 1993. She has served as lead counsel in more than 500 appeals in the Fifth Circuit, which have resulted in more than 180 published opinions. Ms. Powell is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers for which she served in 2001-2002 as President.  She is also a past President of the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, and for 20 years, she chaired the annual Fifth Circuit Appellate Practice Seminar and edited the Fifth Circuit Reporter published by West.  She is an AV rated lawyer and a Texas Super-Lawyer for more than a decade.

A vigorous and persuasive oral advocate, Sidney Powell was selected by the ABA to present a mock oral argument at its national Appellate Practice Institute. She has also been featured arguing current cases before the Fifth Circuit as part of the Fifth Circuit Appellate Practice and Advocacy Seminar, and she is a frequent speaker on the topic of effective oral advocacy.  Since she uncovered the suppression of evidence favorable to the defense by the Enron Task Force’s prosecutors in the Enron Barge Case which caused the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of four Merrill executives, she has also been speaking on the topic of prosecutorial misconduct.

Sidney Powell is licensed in the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Federal Circuits, and the State of Texas.

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