State Bar files complaint against Del Norte DA
Nossaman Partner Kurt W. Melchior is quoted and Nossaman Partner Robert J. Sullivan is mentioned in the Daily Journal article "State Bar files complaint against Del Norte DA," about the State Bar's charges against Del Norte County District Attorney Jon M. Alexander. The article notes that Alexander "has hired some very big guns to represent him: Nossaman LLP senior litigation partners Kurt W. Melchior and Robert J. Sullivan." The article continues, "Melchior promised a vigorous defense arguing that the bar prosecution is vindictive, not objective." Citing an email from a bar prosecutor that said Alexander, a recovering methamphetamine addict, should not be district attorney because "his mental abilities continue to be adversely affected by his long-time meth use," Kurt said, "I expect we're going to have a hell of a war on our hands about that," including a discovery battle for the e-mail.