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JAMES TOWERY -- CALIFORNIA BAR EMBATTLED CHIEF PROSECUTOR -- TO RESIGN

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Amid a developing ethics probe -- James Towery -- the embattled Chief Trial Counsel of the State Bar of California, has resigned.

The Leslie Brodie Report has learned Towery will exit on July 1, and a search for a replacement is underway.

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Mr. James Towery, whom Mr. Howard Miller chose to serve as the Chief Trial Counsel.

Towery, who served as president of the State Bar in 1995-96, was a member of Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel prior to assuming the role of top prosecutor.

According to the Oakland Tribune, Towery stated:

"After much reflection, I have come to the conclusion that this position and my personal situation are not a good fit," Towery said. "The challenge of managing offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles while maintaining my residence in San Jose has proven more onerous than I anticipated."

"There are a number of opportunities. I'm confident I'm going to get re-engaged with the legal community soon," he said.

For a prior coverage concerning Mr. Towery,including information about the ethics complaint advanced against Towery, please visit:

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2010/12/23/james-towery-girardi-keese-s-howard-miller-and-the-howard-rice-connection-11327256/

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2010/12/26/of-all-the-lawyers-in-all-the-towns-to-investigate-and-prosecute-state-bar-president-s-howard-miller-s-firm-james-towery-chose-the-firm-of-presid-11186799/