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James Williams, a prominent New Orleans attorney, now represents the eyewitness at the center of the investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
"Dorian Johnson has nothing to hide," said James Williams, the attorney representing Johnson. "He and Michael Brown were innocent victims here."
Dorian Johnson's credibility in this case has nothing to do with what he's been charged with in the past. It has to do with what he saw here, seeing his friend get murdered, in cold blood, by a police officer.
Indicted Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judge Yolanda King isn’t taking an attempt to abolish her seat lying down. King filed a motion Friday seeking to intervene in Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s legal bid to do away with her Section E seat.
A single firm, Gauthier, Houghtaling & Williams of Metairie, La., near New Orleans, has signed up about 800 clients, mostly from Nassau and Queens, and has filed more than half the existing suits. The Rain Law Firm of Hallandale Beach, Fla., has 450 local clients.

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Article By: Matt Labash
Publisher: The Weekly Standard
Published On: 2/1/1998

Wendell Gauthier loves to smile. Sure, the most renowned class-action lawyer in New Orleans possesses many other trademarks. He has full-bodied Atticus Finch hair, and he's tailored like a mogul from Milan. With a soft Cajun accent, he's a fount of country-lawyer malapropisms (he says his old friend Edwin Edwards, the frequently indicted former governor of Louisiana, has a "photogenic mind"). But Gauthier's defining characteristic is the infectious, perpetual, coprophagous grin. Indeed, an opposing lawyer once objected to a judge that Wendell Gauthier smiled too often. With his track record, who wouldn't?