, partner in Maslon's Litigation Practice Group, was featured regarding his work with The Innocence Project
on "Access to Democracy," a public access television program, on March 23, 2012. The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. David served on the Board of the Innocence Project of Minnesota for six years and has represented numerous defendants on death row.
Interviewed by host Alan Miller, David discussed the critical role the Innocence Project plays in the legal system, acknowledging the many challenges faced throughout the legal process and significant time volunteered by law firms, attorneys, law students, and many others to help such individuals find justice. David highlights two cases he has taken personally, involving appeals for exoneration—one still pending—and notes the inadequacies in the criminal justice system which can lead to wrongful convictions, including eyewitness misidentification, and improper forensic science.
To watch the interview, go to: Access to Democracy: David Schultz, Minnesota Innocence Project
focuses his practice on trial and appellate work in healthcare/medical malpractice and medical devices, intellectual property, commercial litigation, and civil and criminal fraud. In addition to serving six years on the Board of the Innocence Project of Minnesota and representing numerous defendants on death row, David is also an active member of the ABA's Death Penalty Representation Project Steering Committee. Currently, he is leading the habeas effort to free Tyrone Armstrong from death row in Texas. David's work in this regard reflects his long-standing passion for fairness in our justice system.