Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Kentucky Disciplinary Counsel "No Longer Employed By The Bar Association"

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that Kentucky's Chief Disciplinary Counsel has been terminated from her position:

The Kentucky Bar Association’s chief disciplinary counsel, Linda Gosnell, who investigated the state’s fen-phen scandal and won the disbarment of several lawyers, has been ousted from her position.

Kentucky Bar Association President Margaret Keane said Monday night that “Gosnell is no longer employed by the bar association.”

Keane declined to elaborate.

Asked why she was forced out, Gosnell said in a phone interview Monday night: “You’ll have to ask the KBA. I’m not going to talk to you.”

Retired Judge Stan Billingsley reported Monday on his blog LawReader that Gosnell was fired.

He speculated that that she may have been ousted because of information revealed in the fen-phen case after a federal judge ordered an accounting of money collected from disbarred lawyers William Gallion, Shirley Cunningham Jr. and Melbourne Mills Jr.

Thanks to Rick Underwood for advising us of this situation. (Mike Frisch)

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