An attorney looks back at defending Detroit's ex-mayor — and the 'privilege' of standing up for an unpopular client

, The National Law Journal

Jim Thomas represented former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was recently sentenced to 120 days in jail and fined $1 million for lying about an affair during a police whistleblower trial that cost the city $8.4 million. Thomas, of counsel to the Detroit office of Plunkett Cooney, was part of a group of top-drawer attorneys to represent Kilpatrick in his nine-month ordeal. Thomas talked with us about the legal rollercoaster ride.

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