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a. Counsel

State v. Kenneth Parrish, 2002 WI App 263, PFR filed 11/11/02 For Parrish: Charles B. Vetzner, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: The trial court’s rejection of respondent’s post-commitment proffer of an expert, in support of a claim that trial counsel was ineffective for not securing an expert, is sustained, due in particular to the trial court’s… Read more


SVP: Counsel — Waiver Standards

State v. Dennis R. Thiel (III), 2001 WI App 32, 241 Wis. 2d 465, 626 N.W.2d 26 For Thiel: John D. Lubarsky, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether the standard for waiver of right to counsel in a criminal proceeding applies to Ch. 980. Holding: “… (B)ecause WIS. STAT. § 980.09(2) guarantees the right to counsel… Read more


State ex rel. Ruven Seibert v. Macht, 2001 WI 67, 244 Wis. 2d 378, 627 N.W.2d 881, reconsideration denied2002 WI 12, reversing unpublished court of appeals order For Seibert: Gregory P. Seibold; amicus brief: Howard B. Eisenberg, Dean, Marquette Law School Issue/Holding: ¶1. This case presents two issues. The first issue is whether an indigent… Read more