A Florida lawyer has resigned from his practice after he was arrested and charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery on a police officer.
The Palm Beach Post reported that Orlando lawyer Mark S. O’Connell resigned from the Law Offices of Mark Sowinski III on Friday.
O’,Connell was charged with aggravated battery and two counts of attempted murder.
He is due in court on Friday to face charges including attempted murder, battery and aggravated assault.
The law firm has represented Trump, the president-elect, his business and the families of victims of his personal and political supporters.
Sowinksi was arrested at a West Palm Beach hotel on May 15, after police responded to a 911 call from a man who said he had been assaulted and robbed.
He told officers he had a gun and tried to kill the police officer who responded to the call.
He was released on $5,000 bond on the second count of attempted, aggravated battery.
He posted $1,000 bail on the first charge.
Connell was previously arrested in March 2018 on charges of driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and disorderly conduct.
He had been released on bail after a pretrial conference was held in June 2018.
The firm had been representing Trump in his legal fight with the federal government over the president’s travel ban and his attempt to impose a travel ban on some Muslim-majority countries.
A spokesperson for the firm did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday.
Trump, in a tweet earlier this month, accused the Justice Department of conspiring to “torture and kill” him.
He said that if elected, he would work to abolish the Justice Departments civil rights division, the Civil Rights Division and the Office of the Independent Counsel.
Trump also said that the Justice and the Department of Homeland Security were part of a plot to “sabotage, destroy and destroy” him, including the department’s use of eminent domain.
The president-nominated attorney general, Jeff Sessions, said that he was “deeply saddened” by the news of O’Connor’s resignation, which he said “has not come as a surprise to me.”
O’Donnell said in a statement on Friday that his “work for years has been focused on the people of our country and defending the Constitution.
I am deeply saddened and saddened to hear of Mark’s departure.
I appreciate his service to our country.”
The Palm Beaches office of the Law Office of Mark O’Cord is located at 1035 North Orange Drive in West Palm Beachers, Florida, on the city’s west side.