Friday, March 17, 2006

Joe Morrissey, Still Battlin’

Joe Morrissey, Richmond’s erstwhile feisty little dickens is in the news again. STYLE Weekly is reporting that after a cooling off period wa-a-ay out of town, Richmond's former Commonwealth’s Attorney and star of thousands of TV commercials has become a celebrity in a hurry down in Australia. Yes, Australia.

"Last week a Supreme Court justice in Sydney, Australia, reviewed the application of Richmond’s expatriate and pugnacious former top prosecutor, Joseph D. “Fightin’ Joe” Morrissey, to practice law in that country. When he applied to work in Australia, he had failed to mention his troubled past in Richmond to authorities. A former Richmond commonwealth’s attorney and notorious defense lawyer here, Morrissey was stripped of his license to practice law by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in 2002 for unprofessional conduct."

Illustration by F.T. Rea

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