USA: Defense attorney battling criminal contempt, professional misconduct cases

February 29, 2016

Assistant Public Defender Elizabeth Ramsey

(Palm Beach County Assistant Public Defender Elizabeth Ramsey is battling against a contempt of court charge and professional misconduct claims, filed by Circuit Judge Jack Schramm Cox. (Jim Rassol / Sun Sentinel))

She’s facing a jail sentence. She’s facing the loss of her law license. And she’s facing prosecutors who want her clients put to death.

But Palm Beach County Assistant Public Defender Elizabeth Ramsey fights on, determined to win on all three fronts.

“I cannot imagine the pressure she’s under,” said Donnie Murrell, a longtime local criminal defense attorney who is representing Ramsey. “I admire her courage and her ability to focus.”

Ramsey, 51, said her immediate attention is on a March 7 trial start date for convicted sex offender Rodney Clark. Prosecutors have been seeking the death penalty since Clark’s 2013 cold-case arrest in the 1987 murder of a 27-year-old Lake Worth woman.

Ramsey referred questions on her legal battles to privately retained attorneys. One is defending her against a misdemeanor criminal contempt charge, while the other is helping her in an extremely rare civil court case concerning professional misconduct allegations.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-palm-attorney-rare-misconduct-case-20160226-story.html

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One thought on “USA: Defense attorney battling criminal contempt, professional misconduct cases

  1. gillboehringer 01/03/2016 at 03:56 Reply

    Gutsy woman. Did I tell you that Lynne Stuart was at Yale-she was in the political prisoners session. Married to a African American teacher and militant who also served time for exposing the poor eductation served up to the black community…nice guy and she vowed to keep me informed of attacks on lawyers. Her 2 children are lawyers.

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