In Choctaw County, Alabama, this attorney is running, unopposed, for a judgeship. Nevertheless, he now is on trial for legal malpractice. Details. “Democratic nominee and apparent circuit judge-elect Stuart C. DuBose will be in court in Mobile County Oct. 2, facing charges of legal malpractice and other improprieties regarding the estate of a deceased Washington County man.
A jury trial is slated before Judge John Lockett in the estate contest of the late Joseph L. Sullivan. The case was moved to Mobile County from Washington County in June after DuBose won the Democratic nomination for a circuit judgeship in the First Judicial Circuit of Choctaw, Clarke and Washington counties in the June 7 primary. Judge Lockett said he moved the case because he didn’t want to give the perception to Washington County jurors that there were “two judges in the courtroom” if DuBose was tried in Chatom.
DuBose has no opposition in the November general election and will take office in January.” Details.