Lawyer settles malpractice lawsuit over conviction

Lawyer settles malpractice lawsuit over conviction

A lawyer accused of poorly representing a Detroit-area man who spent seven years in prison has agreed to a $505,000 settlement to end a malpractice lawsuit against her.

Jackob Trakhtenberg of Royal Oak was convicted of sexual assault in 2006. His conviction was thrown out after the Michigan Supreme Court said he was badly served by attorney Deborah McKelvy.