B.A. University of Notre Dame
J.D. Washington and Lee University School of Law
Greg Wiercioch joined the Frank J. Remington Center in 2012. Since 2014, he has been a supervising attorney with Legal Assistance to Incarcerated People.
Before coming to the University of Wisconsin, Greg represented persons on death row in Texas in state and federal post-conviction proceedings. In 1995, he co-founded Texas Defender Service, a nonprofit law firm dedicated to improving the quality of capital representation in Texas. Greg has represented a number of severely mentally ill persons on death row and is particularly interested in issues involving competency to stand trial, competency to waive collateral review, and competency to be executed. He successfully argued Panetti v. Quarterman, 551 U.S. 930 (2007), in the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that the Fifth Circuit's standard for determining competency was unconstitutional because it did not consider whether the person on death row had a rational understanding of the reason for their execution. Greg has spoken at a number of national conferences about representing mentally ill persons on death row. He continues to represent people on death row.
Greg received his B.A. in Government from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Law Review. After graduating, he clerked for Judge Jerry Buchmeyer at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
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News & Media
Friday, Oct 13, 2023Greg Wiercioch Comments on Long-Running Appeal of Texas Death Row Inmate
Wednesday, Oct 4, 2023Death Row Inmate Represented by Greg Wiercioch Ruled Not Competent To Be Executed
The Associated Press
Wednesday, Nov 2, 2022Updated: Greg Wiercioch Continues Along ‘Unprecedented’ Path in Texas Death Penalty Case
Friday, Apr 8, 2022Seifter, Wiercioch, Schnur named UW Law School teachers of the year
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016Greg Wiercioch and Kate Judson discuss local production of Kafka's century-old story 'The Trial'
Monday, Sep 28, 2015Gregory Wiercioch argues that death row client doesn't meet competency standard for execution
Thursday, Dec 4, 2014Following stay of execution for Scott Panetti, attorney Greg Wiercioch prepares appeal
Thursday, Nov 13, 2014Greg Wiercioch to Texas officials: Execution of Wisconsin native 'would cross a moral line'
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel