Lawyer claims mental incompetency but represents others; law professor Lewis Katz weighs in

Lawyer who claims he’s mentally incompetent continued to handle guardianship case

Akron Beacon Journal: A Norton attorney claimed he was incompetent to stand trial on public indecency charges but continued to represent at least one client. “I don’t see how he could [continue] with a straight face,” said Lewis R. Katz, John C. Hutchins Professor at the School of Law. “It’s not so much the criminal case, which I think is ugly, per se, but the fact that he’s claiming he’s incompetent. How can he represent clients after he’s made that claim?”