Ousted Ind. Official Sues Defense Atty For Malpractice

Law360, Chicago (July 30, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT) -- Former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White slapped his former defense counsel last week with a lawsuit claiming the attorney was incompetent and unprepared for the voter fraud trial that ended in White’s conviction and cost him his office.

Carl Brizzi, a former county prosecutor, lacked proper understanding of criminal trial procedure and the election law at issue in the case and committed several tactical blunders, including deciding at the last minute not to call any witnesses in defense of White, according to a complaint filed...
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