New attorney appointed to hear Roy Moore ethics case

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Last week, John V. Denson II an attorney and member of the Alabama Court of the Judiciaryrecused himself from hearing an ethics case involving Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore.

Stepping in to fill the void is Fort Payne attorney  W.N. “Rocky” Watson.

University of Alabama School of Law class of 1974 alum, Watson is now a name partner at the law firm Watson and Neely LLC in Fort Payne, Ala. He has a long history with the Alabama State Bar Association where he currently serves as the Chairman of the Disciplinary Commission.

Chief Judge Michael Joiner appointed Watson after Denson recused himself from the case in order to promote public confidence in the court and avoid the appearance of impropriety.

A hearing for Moore’s federal lawsuit is set for Aug. 4.


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