The Firm has been featured recently in legal blogs regarding its handling of a lawsuit involving Judge Robert S. Vance Jr., former candidate for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Vance has been sued in federal court for actions that he has taken in a case which he did not preside over. Vance took over another judge's case without any authority to do so. His illegal actions had no minor effect. He entered a temporary restraining order in another judge's case depriving a trust of over $20 million in assets. He also went on to accept excessive campaign contributions from attorneys at the law firm litigating the case while the case was pending. Vance went on to deprive defendants of a jury trial. However, this is only the beginning of the illegal activities carried out in this case to learn more please read the articles posted at legalschnauzer and abovethelaw.
Petition for Writ of Mandamus - Judge Robert S. Vance, Jr. Recusal
This document is the Petition for Writ of Mandamus that was filed with the Alabama Supreme Court regarding Judge Vance's decision to rule on a case that was not before him, to take excessive campaign contributions from plaintiff's counsel and otherwise fail to avoid the appearance of impropriety. This document is a public record.