Martin Kus obtained a not guilty verdict for client

Martin Kus

On December 7, 2017, NLKJ attorney Martin W. Kus obtained an acquittal for the firm’s client, Esam Alhazmi, on the felony charge of Rape filed by the State of Indiana through the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s office in South Bend.  The evidence showed that both Mr. Alhazmi and the woman who claimed that she was raped were college students who had been seeing each other for several months and after a night of socializing and drinking with friends at  his house, she claimed that our client took her into his bedroom and assaulted her.  After four days of trial, which included testimony of 14 witnesses, including a psychiatrist called by the State to explain why the woman’s memory might be affected by the incident, the jury deliberated approximately one hour to return its “not guilty” verdict.  Mr. Kus a partner at NLKJ, a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers.