Robert McGlasson

last updated 4/3/2018

Robert L. McGlasson

Board Member at Gulf Region Advocacy Center

Location:
2307 Union St., Houston, Texas, United States
HQ Phone:
(713) 869-4722

General Information

Education

Juris DoctorYale School of Law

Affiliations

Member - Georgia State Bar

Member - State Bars of Georgia and Florida

Founder - Texas Resource Center

Staff Attorney At the Defense Committee - South Prisoners'

Recent News  

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Robert McGlasson has been working as lead counsel on Brian Nichols case, the Atlanta courthouse shooting case.
He worked for many months without any reimbursement from the court.

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GRACE - Board Members

Robert L. McGlasson
Michael Kennedy McIntyre & Associates 965 Virginia Avenue, NE Atlanta, Georgia 30306-3615 (404) 879-0005 rlmcglasson@me.com Robert McGlasson received his Juris Doctor from the Yale School of Law in 1981. He became a law clerk to the Honorable Elbert P. Tuttle, Circuit Judge of the United States Court Of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. McGlasson worked as a staff attorney at the South Prisoners' Defense Committee and later founded the Texas Resource Center in Austin, which was the first and only death penalty appeals litigation office in Texas. Mr. McGlasson has served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Texas Law School and as a staff attorney with the Federal Defender Program, Inc. Mr. McGlasson is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. He practices exclusively in the field of post-conviction representation. Mr. McGlasson has been working with the firm since 2006. In 1984, Calvin Jerold Burdine was convicted and sentenced to death after a trial in which his attorney slept at counsel table for significant periods of time and the prosecutor urged the jury to kill him because life in prison would not be punishment for a gay man. For almost 20 years, Robert struggled for legal recognition of what should be obvious to anyone: that a sleeping lawyer is no lawyer at all. Robert sought appointment to represent him at trial. Ironically, the Fair Defense Act, which had been passed in response to the revelation that Calvin's attorney slept through portions of his capital trial, was invoked to remove Robert from Calvin's case. McGlasson asked Danalynn Recer, a former post-conviction attorney who had switched to capital trial work several years before, to assist him. Most recently, Robert was part of the team that defended Brian Nichols, the accused Atlanta courthouse shooter, winning a life sentence in a trial held in the very same courthouse where the shooting occurred after years of fighting to secure a fair trial for one of the most despised people in Georgia.

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GRACE

Robert L. McGlasson
Michael Kennedy McIntyre & Associates 965 Virginia Avenue, NE Atlanta, Georgia 30306-3615 (404) 879-0005 rlmcglasson@me.com Robert McGlasson received his Juris Doctor from the Yale School of Law in 1981. He became a law clerk to the Honorable Elbert P. Tuttle, Circuit Judge of the United States Court Of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. McGlasson worked as a staff attorney at the South Prisoners' Defense Committee and later founded the Texas Resource Center in Austin, which was the first and only death penalty appeals litigation office in Texas. Mr. McGlasson has served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Texas Law School and as a staff attorney with the Federal Defender Program, Inc. Mr. McGlasson is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. He practices exclusively in the field of post-conviction representation. Mr. McGlasson has been working with the firm since 2006. In 1984, Calvin Jerold Burdine was convicted and sentenced to death after a trial in which his attorney slept at counsel table for significant periods of time and the prosecutor urged the jury to kill him because life in prison would not be punishment for a gay man. For almost 20 years, Robert struggled for legal recognition of what should be obvious to anyone: that a sleeping lawyer is no lawyer at all. Robert sought appointment to represent him at trial. Ironically, the Fair Defense Act, which had been passed in response to the revelation that Calvin's attorney slept through portions of his capital trial, was invoked to remove Robert from Calvin's case. McGlasson asked Danalynn Recer, a former post-conviction attorney who had switched to capital trial work several years before, to assist him. Most recently, Robert was part of the team the defended Brian Nichols, the accused Atlanta courthouse shooter, winning a life sentence in a trial held in the very same courthouse where the shooting occurred after years of fighting to secure a fair trial for one of the most despised people in Georgia.

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