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Newport Judge Appointed To Court Of Appeal

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – A new appointment is in store for Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals. Most recently renowned for giving the District Attorney’s Office the boot from the case against the worst mass killer in county history, Goethals was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown Friday to the Fourth District Court of Appeal.

Goethals, a 65-year-old Newport Beach resident, had long been rumored to be a candidate for the appellate court. He will take the place in the court’s Division Three court in Santa Ana left vacant by the retirement of Justice William F. Rylaarsdam.

Goethals, a former Orange County District Attorney’s Office prosecutor and defense attorney, has served on the Superior Court bench since 2003. He was a partner at Pohlson, Moorhead and Goethals from 1990 to 2002.
The Democrat earned a law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University.

Goethals

Read more at: https://patch.com/california/newportbeach/newport-judge-appointed-court-appeal

Newport Judge Appointed To Court Of Appeal | Newport Beach, CA …

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – A new appointment is in store for Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals. Most recently renowned for giving the District Attorney’s Office the boot from the case against the worst mass killer in county history, Goethals was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown Friday to the Fourth District Court of Appeal.

Goethals, a 65-year-old Newport Beach resident, had long been rumored to be a candidate for the appellate court. He will take the place in the court’s Division Three court in Santa Ana left vacant by the retirement of Justice William F. Rylaarsdam.

Goethals, a former Orange County District Attorney’s Office prosecutor and defense attorney, has served on the Superior Court bench since 2003. He was a partner at Pohlson, Moorhead and Goethals from 1990 to 2002.
The Democrat earned a law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University.

Goethals

Read more at: https://patch.com/california/newportbeach/newport-judge-appointed-court-appeal

Accused mass murderer Derrick Dearman gets new attorney appointed

 

A Mobile Circuit Court judge appointed a new attorney to Derrick Dearman, the man accused of killing five people in a Citronelle home in August of 2016, on Tuesday (April 4).

The appointment comes after his former attorney, Sidney Harrell, filed a motion on March 24 to remove himself from counsel due to other pressing court matters. Mobile Circuit Court Judge Roderick Stout granted the motion and appointed attorney Jason Darley to the case.

Dearman’s case is currently being reviewed by a grand jury.

In a brief statement Darley said with lead counsel, Jim Vollmer and Dearman on Tuesday morning.  

“I understand the case has yet to be indicted, so there is a great deal of work ahead and evidence to begin sorting through,” said Darley.

Dearman faces six counts of capital murder in the case with five of the capital

Read more at: http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2017/04/derrick_dearman_gets_new_attor.html