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Jama I. Jama v. Jason C. Gonzalez, 2021 WI App 3; case activity (including briefs) In Wisconsin, a person who brings a legal malpractice suit against the lawyer who represented the person in a criminal case must prove, among other things, that he or she is actually innocent of the criminal charge. Skindzelewski v. Smith… Read more

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OLR v. Peter J. Kovac, 2016 WI 62, 7/8/16; case activity The supreme court suspended an attorney’s license for 90 days for professional misconduct in two criminal matters, including violating SCR 20:1.16(d) by failing to promptly provide the clients’ files to postconviction counsel. (¶¶5-6, 8, 9-10, 12). Because the attorney did not file an answer or defend against the OLR… Read more

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Failure to Object/Seek Admissibility; Guilty Pleas/Plea Bargains; Jury Instructions; Jury Selection; Sentencing; Prejudice; Litigating IAC Claims; IAC and Interest of Justice; Sanctions; Malpractice Claim… Read more

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