After graduating the University of Florida with a degree in philosophy, and turning down a Peace Corps teaching assignment in Cameroun, Maureen Kelleher moved to New Orleans in 1982.
She held a number of odd jobs -- housemother to the mentally disabled, fence painter, fry cook, case worker, secretary, typesetter.
She bumped into the case of Gary Tyler in 1987 and got involved in community activism, 24/7. (www.freegarytyler.com)
She was trained to be a private investigator by one of the best criminal fact investigators in the country, and currently works as a capital habeas investigator with attorneys who represent men on Louisiana’s death row. She worked on the case of Curtis Kyles (exonerated off LA death row Feb 1998) and John Thompson (exonerated off LA death row May 2003) and at the trial level, has prevented a lot of innocent men from being shipped off to LA Sate Penitentiary.
She evacuated New Orleans fifteen hours before Katrina hit, drove north for three days, with a stop in Belzoni, Mississippi [to figure out what to do next].
Ms. Kelleher currently lives in Hoboken NJ with her especially significant significant other.
She continues to work as a criminal fact investigator, north and south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and likes to write.
To view more work, visit Maureen's website: www.mkelleherart.com