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James Bensfield and Jonathan Kossak Honored at Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project Annual Awards Luncheon

Washington, DC, July 16, 2014 -- Miller & Chevalier Chartered today announced that James Bensfield and Jonathan Kossak were honored by the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP) during their Seventh Annual Awards Luncheon.

Bensfield and Kossak helped MAIP achieve one of its most successful years ever, according to the organization. The recognition follows the 2013 exoneration of Jerry Lee Jenkins and the complete dismissal of a 1986 rape conviction, which the two lawyers, in conjunction with MAIP, helped to secure.

"We are also thrilled to honor the pro bono legal teams that have, since shortly before last year's luncheon, helped MAIP secure the freedom of three men," including Jerry Jenkins, MAIP said. "While MAIP's legal staff does excellent work, those clients would not have been freed without the incredible pro bono work of our co-counsel in those cases."

About the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project

The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to correcting and preventing the conviction of innocent people in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. MAIP works with a dedicated Board of Directors and scores of pro bono lawyers and law students to screen and investigate the cases of prisoners who request assistance. MAIP then provides pro bono investigative and legal help in the most compelling cases, working to ensure that innocent prisoners obtain their freedom.

About Miller & Chevalier

Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, DC law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, Employee Benefits (including ERISA), International Law and Business, White Collar and Internal Investigations, Complex Litigation and Government Affairs. In an era of big law, Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government. Over the past three years, the firm's lawyers have represented more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100, one-quarter of the Fortune 500 and approximately 30 percent of the Global 100. Based in Washington, DC, a significant number of firm lawyers have held senior positions in the U.S. government and have written many of the regulations they currently help clients navigate. For more information on the firm, visit


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