A Texas asbestos lawyer who failed to alert judges in several states about past disciplinary actions has decided to withdraw from some of her South Carolina cases, according to a report in Legal Newsline.
Jessica Dean, of Dean Omar Branham Shirley in Dallas, has withdrawn her pro hac vice motion in a Charleston state court following a dustup in Iowa, where defendants pointed out Dean’s pro hac vice motion omitted sanctions in Minnesota and a pro hac vice refusal in Connecticut.
Dean’s firm has been filing cases in South Carolina for five years and has a reputation for seeking punishments against defendants over discovery disputes. Dean and her co-workers have filed at least eight notices of withdrawal of pro hac vice motions recently. Dean has filed three of them, but no reason is given on the motions for withdrawal.