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Jan. 2016

Boston Globe column praises Melinda Thompson, David Meier for their work on behalf of Irish nanny

Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen lauded the work done by Melinda Thompson and David Meier in getting murder charges dismissed against Irish nanny Aisling McCarthy Brady, who had been charged with murder in the death of 1-year-old Rehma Sabir.

In August 2015, Ms. Thompson and Mr. Meier persuaded the Massachusetts Medical Examiner's Office to change the cause of death from shaken baby syndrome to "undetermined," which immediately prompted prosecutors to drop the murder charges against Ms. McCarthy.

Cullen, in recounting the legal efforts of Mr. Meier and Ms. Thompson, wrote: "[Ms. McCarthy] got lucky when a pair of lawyers named David Meier and Mindy Thompson took her case. They were fearless. They were relentless. And they eventually were able to show the case against Aisling Brady McCarthy was no case at all."

In the Jan. 17, 2016 column, Ms. McCarthy, who has moved back to her native Ireland, describes to Cullen her experiences while incarcerated, her feelings about how her case was handled by prosecutors, and her expectations moving forward.

Ms. Thompson and Mr. Meier, partners at the firm, both concentrate their practices on criminal defense and government investigations.