Skip to comments.George Zimmerman attorneys quit as counsel
Posted on 04/10/2012 2:07:08 PM PDT by Justaham
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Zimmerman's attorneys announced they have stepped down and are no longer representing him
Attorneys say Zimmerman has not stayed in contact with them, scheduled media appearance with Sean Hannity on his own
"It's no so much that we are resigning. It's that we cannot continue to represent him until he comes forward," said attorney Craig Sonner
"He's got to reach out to us," Uhrig said
Despite stepping away from Zimmerman as a client, both attorneys say they continue to believe he acted in self-defense. "We frankly believe the correct decision will be to not charge him," Uhrig said.
The attorneys say they know of Zimmerman's location and have his personal phone number but have been unable to reach him directly for 48 hours.
"George can't go out and buy a Diet Coke. There's a bounty on his head," Uhrig said.
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He could have made a wiser choice than Hannity, Hoosiermama. And it sounds to me as though he is in a panic and making some really bad choices. I do not think the attys did anything to cause this though I could certainly be wrong. I do not know anymore about this than anyone else. It just sounds as though he is really unstable right now. You bring up some good points.
I feel the same way......cannot leave him on the radio for more than 5 minutes. Today he possed me off by saying the trayvon case was a tragedy.....said this several times. He will do or say anything for ratings.
Your post is very wise.
Of course dropping a client is not criminal and it happens all the time. You obviously missed my point. The point was that dropping a client for not being in touch for 48 hours in these circumstances is a BS excuse and may be malpractice.
Every attorney has a a duty to zealously represent their client once they take them on. Attorneys MAY withdraw but it has to be for good cause AND not harm the client.
My point is that if you have a valid attorney client relationship with a client who is under death threats and has a bounty on their head, them not responding should be cause for alarm NOT dismissal.
The whole thing does not pass the smell test. I agree with other posters that the attorneys are seeking attention and harming their client in the process. I could be wrong and Zimmerman could know he is a free man and agrees/greenlighted their behavior.
If NOT I would, at a minimum, get their a$$es sanctioned.
Watched the conference. Thought the same thing. Something stinks. My first inclination is political pressure. Lawyers love democrats.
I’ve thought all along that Zimmerman seemed reasonably intelligent.
With him putting up a lame website, choosing Hannity, of all people, to “go public,” and, in effect, dumping his lawyers, well, not so much I guess.
Maybe the stress has muddled his mind.
His refusing to talk to them probably had less to do with their decision than the fact he contacted Hannity and the prosecutor’s office. Both are unstable and dangerous decisions.
For the lawyers to come forward with a news conference after talking to him on Sunday. This is Tuesday afternoon. Thirty hours or so. Doesn’t make sense for THeM to be in such a panic. Surely they know how to get hold of his family. His family would know if he is alright etc.
They have put him in a “worse” position by stating they don’t know where he is....Am sure the TanKlan will now double their efforts.
You show me a journalist who blew the whistle on Michael Nifong within a week after Chrystal Mangum decided she needed to frame the Duke Lacrosse Team, and I will show you a credible journalist. It was that obvious, that early.You will not only not identify the journalist who did that within a week, you will not be able to find the journalist who ever blew the whistle on the rest of journalism for continuing to parrot Michael Nifong months after it was painfully obvious that Mangums charges were a hoax.
So, essentially the term credible journalist is an oxymoron. As long as you are talking about journalists whom wire service journalism would respect as objective. Face it, anyone who claims to be objective - or who belongs to an organization which claims its members are objective - is off-the-charts subjective.If you want to try - just try, mind, not assure success - to be objective, the first thing you must do is examine your own motives and be brutally honest and open about them. In the case of a journalist, motives would be to attract attention and to self-promote - and that will always bias a journalist toward seeing only the worst in people upon whom the public depends. Since proclaiming your own objectivity is the opposite of openly declaring your bias, no objective journalist is credible. None.
Setting up the damage for the lawsuits? Zimmerman is stressed etc. etc. etc.
I said earlier I do not think not being able to contact him had less to do with them withdrawing than the hannity contact and the website...and esp calling the prosecutor. I agree with you about the family though he and his brother are estranged and have not talked in years. The news conference makes no sense to me at all. And if I were Zimmerman, I would have fired them when they came up with the “shaken baby syndrome” defense. That sounds crazy.
Sunday Z tells his attorneys he is going to launch a personal website.
They tell him "we don't need you to do that"
"Gunna do it anyway"
"At least let us vet the content before it goes up"
That is the last they hear from him
Monday the site goes up, with a photo of a black cultural centre vandalized. For a guy trying yo play the "not a racist" card, this is not a good look.
His lawyers realize there is a big problem. Z still won't answer phone calls.
"George get in touch or you are on your own"
His brother, Robert was on MSM and relayed material that George had told him and was very supportive of him.....Doesn’t sound estranged to me.
Well, you certainly make some valid points...maybe I should have said..”more” credible. You made me laugh with the .credible journalist being an oxymoron. Sadly...oft times true.
That's alright, I know that....
I'm having delay problems in posting comments. I don't know if it's just me or if others are having the same issue........
It is just you. ........It is Not! was being silly..sorry..could not resist.
It may just be a time issue. Have double posted several time lately. Hit post....and wait ....and wait ...and finally it posts........ twice.
hoosiermama. I watched that interview. If you see it again, listen carefully. The only reason I caught it was I saw clips of it after Zimmerman’s attys said it had been years since they have spoken. When the brother is asked several times what Zimmerman told him about this or that, he would pause and then refer to what his brother had told his attys...not him. Not one time did he say his brother told him anything. I think the brother was looking for his fifteen minutes.
Interesting.....or trying to make amends with his brother.
What is so hard about shutting your mouth and letting the attorneys do it for you?
oh goodness. you just made me look dreadful. The angels probably just popped a jewel out of my crown! I did not have that many to start with. I will try to be more kind. (But still....there was something a bit calculated about his appearance and how anxious he was to be interviewed...oh dear...never mind..I will stop!) Thank you for leading by example.
Did you get the memo that a Mr. Barack Hussein Obama now occupies the oval office and a Mr. Eric Holder is presently the attorney general?
Just brainstorming. You may be right. But he did mention that it was Zimmerman voice. That they sounded exactly alike.
(I haven’t talked to my sister for years and don’t think I’d come on national TV and say kind things about her if she’d done something bad.....I’d think what goes around comes around and her lifestyle finally caught up with her)
We are all Zimmerman.
For the lawyers to come forward with a news conference after talking to him on Sunday. This is Tuesday afternoon. Thirty hours or so. Doesnt make sense for THeM to be in such a panic. Surely they know how to get hold of his family. His family would know if he is alright etc.
They have put him in a worse position by stating they dont know where he is....Am sure the TanKlan will now double their efforts.
When a client stops communicating and then does things on his own like talking to the DA and setting up interviews, the lawyers really have no choice. Their butts are on the line if the client gets himself in even more trouble unless the lawyers clearly states that it was done without council.
And I always thought he was a complete knob.
At least one of us is wrong.
I could not agree more. Well said.
>”George can’t go out and buy a Diet Coke. There’s a bounty on his head,” Uhrig said.
A bounty!!! How in the h3ll is this even legally possible in America? I know holder is a racist POS but there MUST be a
law against the racist trash that put a bounty on him!
Either the justice department enforces the law or it is up to real Americans to deliver justice.
Do these traitors to our Constitution really want to start a real, live civil war?
Nothing wrong with brainstorming. Most of us are doing exactly that. There is alot of information we do not have. What else can we do?
No. We are not.
Don’t Talk to Police
Stupid. He’s just making himself look guilty.
I suspect Mr. Zimmerman just wants to clear his name, and have his side of the story told. The sad thing is that no longer matters.
The “we” refers to those who believe a person has a right to self defense, even to the point of killing someone to protect oneself from an attack. If that does not include you, then you are right you are not Zimmerman.
Can someone please tell me why Hannity has any clout or followers at all?
He repeats himself incessantly, he turns every topic into something that is about him, and he constantly uses the same tired cliches.
Special prosecutor in press release just said there will be an announcement in 72 hours.
do not aggravate me. your wife is a friend of mine. I’ll call her...tell her you are aggravating me. :-) .truly.
Well, then you should definitely watch this and then tell me if you still think George should talk to anyone without his attorney present. At least his father, as a Virginia magistrate, should have good advice for George, even if George doesn't know what to do.
If I were getting ready to file suit for mega money, I'd want some tangible evidence to use in court to show just had distressed and destitute the situation had made me....
Maybe set up a website begging for money to pay my bills.
Or do some absolutely unwise, even crazy actions the would draw attention to my stressful desperate situation.
Now no lawyer would endanger their career by actually being a part of this. (wink wink)
If THIS was the plan they would definitely have to recluse themselves at least until he seeks mental health care.
And again. No. We are not. I would not have made any of the decisions Zimmerman made. He made one bad decision after another.
hoosiermama....Who is he going to sue???????
Hmmm Bet attorneys already know the findings.
I do see what you are saying...but he better think about that. I see no one he can sue
Why make a public announcement like this about a client or even a potential client?
They know his address and can send him a letter resigning, and they could tell the prosecutor quietly.
I don’t understand the “ethics” of some attorneys.
I bet you are right. Also, the only ones I can see who have done anything questionable is NBC News in their editing of the call he made. That was horrible
Exactly. And ethics is the operative word.
weellllllll Let’s start with ABC, NBC, CBS. for their lies.
Then there are those who defamed his name......That list starts with the Rev.
Those who cause stress could even include the TanKlan.
I'd be out of the country by now if I were him.
And for our side, I think it would be our best strategy if that were to happen.
I agree re: NBC. I do not know anything the other alphabet networks have done that could be deemed illegal. Nor Sharpton. But.....that bounty the Panthers put out...how can that not be illegal?????
You haven't been following this very closely have you. NBC edited the 911 tape leaving out a significant part and making him sound like a bigot. They got caught (partly by Breitbart)
ABC manipulated the picture of his head and said he was not physically injured.
Pictures were manipulated. etc etc etc