Alexander Simpson is the Associate Director of the California Innocence Project and a faculty member at California Western School of Law's LL.M. in Trial Advocacy Specializing in Federal Criminal Law. He has worked at the California Innocence Project since 2001, and has taught at California Western since 2004. In his work with the California Innocence Project, Mr. Simpson has been successful in exonerating ten wrongfully convicted clients. He has received a number of awards for his work, including the Postconviction Lawyer of the Year from the Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego in 2006, and the Young Attorney Award from the San Diego Daily Transcript in 2008.