Prosecutor seeks to disqualify lawyer representing ex-state senator in domestic violence case
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Saying she may have violated a court order against disseminating a certain photo, the state has asked a judge to consider disqualifying the lawyer representing former State Sen. Jeff Woodburn against charges of assault and domestic violence.
Coos County Superior Court Judge Peter Bornstein gave the state until July 29 to formally state its reasons why Donna Brown should be removed as Woodburn’s legal counsel and then gave Brown and Woodburn 10 days to reply, adding that he would likely hold a hearing on the matter soon.
A former three-term state senator from District 1, Woodburn, 54, of Whitefield, was arrested last August and charged with nine misdemeanors: four counts of simple assault, two counts of domestic violence, two counts of criminal mischief and one count of criminal trespass.