When a jury finds you guilty of killing your wife, it's safe to say you might have some image problems. But in the aftermath of the Drew Peterson murder trial, defense attorney Joel Brodsky may be looking worse than anyone.
First there was his very public feud with co-counsel Steve Greenberg. Then Brodsky voluntarily withdrew (or was he discharged?) from the Peterson defense team. And once he was gone, the five lawyers still representing Peterson blamed Brodsky for blowing the case and pointed out that entering into a publicity contract with a suspected wife-killer could be viewed as unsound legal strategy.
And then on Thursday, Greenberg got his latest last word in with a devastating, 32-page court filing that paints Brodsky as a a .
There's more to come too, as Peterson has a hearing scheduled next month for his attorneys to argue that Brodsky did a less than effective job during—and prior to—the murder trial. Prosecutors will presumably argue that Brodsky wasn't as bad as his former teammates are making him out to be.
But that was only one of the things going on at the Will County Courthouse in the week that just ended. Let's look at what else happened:
- The Mokena coma punch trial finally wrapped up, but we won't have a verdict until Jan. 3.
- A Romeoville man doing an 80-year stretch in Stateville for murder says he's paying too much for things like deodorant, sunscreen and fans from the prison commissary.
- The mother of a Manhattan man killed in a fiery Frankfort Township wreck is suing the New Lenox man who was driving when the car crashed.
- The lawyer for a 32-year-old Joliet woman charged with setting up a sex date with a 15-year-old boy at the home she shares with her 76-year-old boyfriend was still trying to get his hands on the evidence he says he is entitled to.
- The mother of a Mokena teen killed in a Homer Township crash is suing the teen that was behind the wheel at the time of the wreck.
What's in store for next week? You'll have to check here to find out. And make sure you do, since Hall-of-Fame catcher Carlton Fisk and Cincinnati steak man Jeff Ruby—both clients of celebrity attorney Stephen White—are on the docket.