The Seventh Circuit has ordered a resentencing for the firm’s client because the client was sentenced under an incorrect mandatory minimum. The firm now has 13 criminal-defense victories in that court.
Michelle Jacobs has been awarded the Judge Robert W. Warren Public Service Award from the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association for her outstanding commitment to public service both in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and in private practice.
The Seventh Circuit has ordered a resentencing for the firm’s client because the government did not present sufficient evidence that the firearms-trafficking enhancement was warranted. This is the twelfth Seventh Circuit criminal-defense victory for the firm.
Michelle Jacobs was selected in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyer in America©” for her high caliber of work in the practice area of Criminal Defense: White Collar. Jacobs was also selected in the 2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers© list.
In another win before the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the firm secured a writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. sec. 2254 for its client, who had been convicted of homicide in state court.
Steven Biskupic published an article in which he recounts the inauspicious records of Wisconsin’s early U.S. Attorneys, the changes wrought by President Grant in the 1870s, and a recently deceased Milwaukee lawyer who exemplified the best qualities of federal prosecutors.