White Supremacist, Matthew Hale, Files a Legal Malpractice Case
Today, the Chicago Tribune printed an article, here, about white supremacist Matthew Hale's recently filed legal malpractice case. Hale, who is currently serving 40-years in a Colorado prison for plotting to kill U. S. District Judge Joan Lefkow, is now suing his former attorney Tom Durkin for malpractice. The 19-page complaint alleges Durkin "committed numerous acts and ommissions that fell beneath a reasonable standard of care" and which led to Hale's conviction for conspiring to kill the federal judge. In one of the 62 points in the complaint that Hale claims illustrate how Durkin failed him as an attorney, Hale alleges Durkin "referred to me as a 'jerk' in closing argument." Hale is seeking $30 million in damages.