Burr & Welch P.C. is a small criminal defense firm in Houston, Texas. We limit our direct representation to capital post-conviction and capital federal habeas corpus cases in Texas. In addition, through projects funded by the Adminstrative Office of the United States Courts, we provide training, consultation and assistance to attorneys appointed by the federal courts to represent indigent defendants in capital federal prosecutions and Texas capital federal habeas corpus proceedings. Our training and consulting assistance covers a broad range of subjects, including the development of mitigation themes for the penalty phase of a capitall trial; investigation and development of life history and mental health evidence; defense initiated outreach to surviving victims and families; the preservation and litigation of constitutional challenges to capital convictions and death sentences in habeas corpus proceedings; the importance of identifying and responding to the mental health needs of death row clients; the preparation of motions, pleadings, appellate briefs, and certiorari petitions; the development of clemency themes and pursuing clemency.