McELVANEY v. POLLARD

No. 12-2357.

735 F.3d 528 (2013)

Ronald A. McELVANEY, Petitioner-Appellant, v. William POLLARD, Respondent-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided August 20, 2013.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert J. Palmer , Attorney, May, Oberfell & Lorber, Mishawaka, IN, for Petitioner-Appellant.

William L. Gansner , Attorney, Office of the Attorney General Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison, WI, for Respondent-Appellee.

Before BAUER, WOOD, and TINDER, Circuit Judges.


BAUER, Circuit Judge.

Petitioner Ronald McElvaney was convicted in Wisconsin state court of sexually assaulting a child. After unsuccessfully seeking postconviction relief in the state courts, McElvaney filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254, asserting that his trial counsel was ineffective under Strickland v. Washington, 466 U.S. 668, 104 S.Ct. 2052, 80

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