Pressley v. San Diego Sheriff Central County Jail et al
ORDER Granting 60 Plaintiff's Counsel's Unopposed Motion to Withdraw as Counsel of Record. Attorney Douglas S. Gilliland terminated as counsel of record. Signed by Judge Michael M. Anello on 9/9/2020. (tcf)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
MICHAEL LAMAR PRESSLEY,
Case No. 17cv1715-MMA (MDD)
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S
COUNSEL’S UNOPPOSED MOTION
TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL OF
[Doc. No. 60]
Plaintiff Michael Lamar Pressley, proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed a
Second Amended Complaint (“SAC”) pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging violations of
his Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights by Defendant Pacheco. See Doc. No. 41.
Defendant has answered Plaintiff’s allegations and the parties have commenced the
discovery phase of litigation. See Doc. Nos. 52, 53. On August 12, 2020, Douglas S.
Gilliland, Esq., of the Gilliland Firm, appeared as counsel of record for Plaintiff. See
Doc. No. 57. Mr. Gilliland now moves to withdraw as counsel of record based on
Plaintiff’s precedent retention of counsel from the firm of Trial Lawyers for Justice. See
Doc. No. 60. Mr. Gilliland’s motion is unopposed. See Doc. No. 60-1, Gilliland Decl. ¶¶
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Upon due consideration, good cause appearing, the Court GRANTS Plaintiff’s
counsel’s motion to withdraw as counsel of record. The Clerk of Court is directed to
terminate Mr. Gilliland as counsel of record for Plaintiff as of the date this Order is filed.
Plaintiff once again will proceed in this matter pro se until such time that attorneys
associated with the firm of Trial Lawyers for Justice file a Notice of Appearance as
counsel of record for Plaintiff. To the extent attorneys associated with the firm intend to
appear on Plaintiff’s behalf, the Court recommends they file their Notice of Appearance
Finally, the Court DIRECTS Mr. Gilliland to provide a copy of this Order to
Plaintiff. The Court reminds Plaintiff that while he proceeds pro se he must comply with
Civil Local Rule 83.11 and “keep the court and opposing parties advised as to current
address.” CivLR 83.11.b.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DATE: September 9, 2020
HON. MICHAEL M. ANELLO
United States District Judge
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