Tribute to Bill Cochran - Week of September 21, 2015
Respected attorney Bill Cochran died this week. I joined with many others in the legal community and a large crowd of his friends and family on Friday, September 25th at his funeral service at the First United Methodist Church in Florence. Bill served as the attorney for DHR in child dependency cases for many years. As a young lawyer, I battled with him in several cases. I learned much from him about the practice of law. He was always well prepared for court and always impecc
State v Ryan Wilkes - Week of September 14, 2015
Ryan Wilkes pled guilty to Unlawful Distribution of a controlled substance to 17 year old Landon Letsinger. Landon lost his life due to ingesting the drugs supplied by Wilkes. The drug, NBomb, is a synthetic hallucinogenic substance. After much consultation with Landon's parents, we agreed to settle this matter with Wilkes pleading guilty to supplying the substance to Landon and receiving a 10 year sentence, split to serve 2 years in prison, followed by 1 year in our communit
Jeff Wright took a well-deserved vacation in August and returned home with fish story. He caught this huge black tuna, which just missed being a State record catch! Jeff does an outstanding job for us as an investigator at One Place of the Shoals.
Fred Gray at UNA - Week of September 7
On September 9th, I attended a "Celebration of Diversity Breakfast" at UNA featuring Fred Gray, the iconic attorney who represented Rosa Parks and many others involved in the Civil Rights movement. Mr. Gray has been practicing law for 61 years and is certainly an attorney and person whom I admire greatly. He spoke about the importance of taking a stand when one sees injustice. Before he represented Rosa Parks, Mr. Gray recalled representing a 15-year-old girl who refused to g
Extremely proud of Assistant DA Angie Hamilton! On Tuesday, August 25th, she was honored as Shoals Woman of the Year at a luncheon at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center. Angie serves as Executive Director of One Place of the Shoals Family Justice Center in addition to working full-time for our office. Jump to TimesDaily News Story