United States Seventh Circuit

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WHITE v. GODINEZ, 01-3503

Counsel's trial performance, in inadequately consulting with defendant and in failing to explore the possibility of a witness testifying, fell below the standard of reasonable representation, and defendant established that prejudice resulted.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 05/13/2002
  • Decided 08/22/2002
  • Published 08/22/2002


  • WILLIAMS, Circuit Judge., Before ROVNER, DIANE P. WOOD, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Barry Levenstam (Argued), Jarold S. Solovy, Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL, for Petitioner-Appellee., William L. Browers (Argued), Office of the Attorney General, Chicago, IL, for Respondent-Appellant.