Joseph Dunn, a former state senator from Orange County, was ousted as executive director of the State Bar of California but he isn’t letting that go. He has sued the lawyer’s group, saying he was fired because he tried to expose “egregious improprieties” by bar officials, according to the L.A. Times.
Dunn ran the State Bar from 2010 until last week, when he said he was fired without explanation. The bar announced his departure Thursday, shortly before Dunn filed his suit in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Dunn represented central Orange County from 1998 to 2006, and won national acclaim for leading the state senate’s investigation into Enron’s nefarious role in the 2000-2001 energy crisis, according to the OC Weekly. Continue reading