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.
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.
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