A lawyer for President
Linda Kerns, who leads her own law firm in Philadelphia, said in a court filing Monday that she and two other lawyers reached agreement with the campaign that it’d be best if they withdrew from the case.
But late Sunday she said in a court filing that an attorney with
The Trump campaign lawsuit seeks to block Pennsylvania from certifying the election result unless thousands of ballots are tossed out. Another firm on the case,
Kerns, who didn’t identify the lawyer who allegedly harassed her in the filing, also said that she “has been subjected to continuous harassment in the form of abusive e-mails, phone calls, physical and economic threats and even accusations of treason -- all for representing the President of the United States’ campaign in this litigation.”
The case is one of several that the Trump campaign and the GOP have filed seeking to overturn President-elect
Kirkland & Ellis’s lawyer on the matter apologized to Kerns and told her that the attorney who left the voice mail doesn’t work on the Pennsylvania case. In her filing, Kerns said that’s “not good enough.” She asked the judge overseeing the case to issue an unspecified sanction against the firm.
In a response filed with the court on Monday, Kirkland & Ellis lawyer
“We disagree with the characterization of the voice mail in the motion,” Donovan said in the filing. “The firm expects that every lawyer will conduct themselves with the highest standards of professional conduct, including being respectful of and courteous to other members of the bar.”
Kerns responded to that filing with another letter to the court, saying the associate who “foolishly chose to vent his ideological hatred” hadn’t personally apologized. She also rejected the law firm’s suggestion that the associate didn’t represent Pennsylvania.
“Every lawyer at a firm is counsel to every client of that firm,” Kerns said.
(Updates to note lawyer wasn’t identified, response by Kerns)
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