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About the Wrongful Conviction Project

The Capital Area Private Defender Service (CAPDS) has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to examine wrongful convictions in Travis County, Texas. The Wrongful Conviction Project works on post-conviction cases in Travis County. 

Meet the Team

Stacie Lieberman



Jordan Shannon

Staff Attorney

Jordan comes to the Wrongful Conviction Project from Louisiana’s Promise of Justice Initiative (PJI) where she worked as a Staff Attorney on PJI’s Jim Crow Juries project.  The project filed for post-conviction relief from the unconstitutional verdicts of over 1,000 Louisianans convicted by non-unanimous juries before the U.S. Supreme Court decided Ramos v. Louisiana (2020).  Jordan also worked at the Orleans Public Defenders for two years; she moved to Texas in 2022.  Jordan holds a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.A. from Tulane University, and a J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans.  Prior to her admission to the Louisiana Bar, Jordan worked as a policy advocate for immigrant rights and criminal legal reform.  Jordan is admitted to practice in both Texas and Louisiana and is admitted in all Texas federal district courts, as well as the Eastern District of Louisiana and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Jordan speaks Spanish, French, and English (and basic Haitian Krèyol).   She is a member of the National Lawyers Guild and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. 


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