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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

WI Court of Appeals – District IV

Case Name: State of Wisconsin v. Spencer Parks, Jr.,

Case No.: 2020AP441-CR

Officials: Blanchard, Kloppenburg, and Nashold, JJ.

Focus: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Spencer Parks appeals a judgment of conviction and an order denying his postconviction motion. The issues are whether his trial counsel was ineffective by failing to investigate and call a potential witness, and whether the real controversy was fully tried. We conclude that counsel was not ineffective and that the issues were fully tried. Therefore, we affirm.

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Derek A Hawkins is Associate Corporate Counsel, IP at Amazon.

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