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Tullis v. Wilson et al.

Date: August 25, 2022
Party represented: Plaintiff, Terrelle A. Tullis
Venue: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
State: Florida
Length of trial: 2 days
Type of case:

Section 1983 Civil Rights Case

Verdict/award:

Verdict in favor of the plaintiff in the amount of $200,000 compensatory damages

WWHGD’s trial team of Theodore O’Brien and Jose De La Cruz obtained a jury verdict in a Section 1983 civil rights case in the Northern District of Florida. O’Brien and De La Cruz answered a call for pro bono counsel from Honorable Robert L. Hinkle to represent Tullis, an inmate at a Florida correctional facility, who had been representing himself pro se for several years in a federal civil rights lawsuit.

After 2 days of trial, a jury in the Northern District of Florida entered a verdict in Tullis’ favor awarding $200,000 in compensatory damages. For WWHGD’s pro bono client, it was a long-awaited moment of vindication. 

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