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Mike Ware

Executive Director, Innocence Project of Texas

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Speaker

Mike Ware

Executive Director, Innocence Project of Texas

Mike Ware directs the investigative and legal services at the Innocence Project of Texas. He is an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University School of Law and supervises the Texas A&M Innocence Project legal clinic, which is an Innocence Texas partner.

He graduated with honors from the University of Texas with a degree in philosophy. He graduated from the University of Houston Law School in 1983, where he was research editor for the Houston Law Review and the Houston Law Review’s Texas Rules of Evidence Handbook.

In 1984, Mike began private practice, specializing in criminal defense. His practice included representing police officers in criminal, civil and administrative matters as well as investigating and litigating whistleblower claims.

From July 2007 until July 2011, Mike was the Special Fields Bureau Chief for the Dallas County District Attorney’s office, which included the Conviction Integrity Unit. In 2014, he received the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association “Percy Foreman” Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year award.