|Name||Dominic H. Frinzi|
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin , United States
Jun 28, 2020 01:53pm
|Info||Dominic H. Frinzi was a man who loved both opera and the law - and who thought nothing of bursting into song while waiting for a verdict at the Milwaukee County Courthouse. |
William Janz, a former columnist with the Journal Sentinel, told a piece of that story.
With the news that one jury had returned, Frinzi punched his client in the arm, Janz wrote.
"This is the last act of 'Lucia di Lammermoor,' " he declared. "Your fate is decided."
Frinzi was, by all accounts, something of a colorful character. Best known in recent decades as a leader in the local Italian community, he was also a man who twice ran for governor. He was part of a little cadre that legally appropriated the name Atlanta Braves, so the departing team could not use the name in Wisconsin. He loved the sport of harness horse racing. His legal clients included the infamous Ed Gein.