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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

WI Court of Appeals – District III

Case Name: State of Wisconsin v. Dallas Eugene Robinson

Case No.: 2021AP000966-CR

Officials: Stark, P.J., Hruz and Gill, JJ.

Focus: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Dallas Eugene Robinson appeals from a judgment of conviction, following a jury trial, for felony murder as a party to the crime and from an order denying his motion for postconviction relief. Robinson contends he is entitled to a new trial based on multiple claims of ineffective assistance of counsel and in the interest of justice. The absence of specific testimony at Robinson’s trial, the court reasoned, did not prevent the real controversy from being fully tried, and this is not one of the rare, exceptional cases in which a new trial in the interest of justice is warranted. The appeals court rejects all of Robinson’s claims and affirm.


Decided 01/18/23

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