In another interesting twist in the case of Drew Peterson, the hearing for a new trial for Peterson has thus far focused on the behavior and ethics of former defense attorney Joel Brodsky.
A former law partner of Brodsky’s, Reem Odeh, told the court that Brodsky was “furious” with her when she said she was leaving the firm.
Judge Edward Burmila asked Odeh why she didn’t take pertinent documents with her upon leaving.
Odeh answered by describing a tense situation where she left quickly and had her belongings shipped out.
Odeh said that at one point Brodsky “physically attacked” her and the police had to be called.
The second witness has now been called. He is a law professor who teaches professional responsibility and ethics at John Marshall Law School.