Judge reinstates pot-growing attorney
McLemore, undated photo
A local judge has reinstated local attorney Alan McLemore, who was arrested in Kountze on Feb. 8, 1995, for cultivating marijuana.
McLemore filed his petition for reinstatement Jan. 4 in Jefferson County District Court, arguing that he has "lived a life of exemplary conduct since his arrest."
Following a brief hearing, Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, reinstated McLemore on Aug. 22.
Court records show that McLemore pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana and served five years of a 78-month sentence.
The Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the State Bar of Texas disbarred him on May 22, 1997.
Since his release, McLemore has been working various jobs, including working as an independent legal assistant, the petition states.
McLemore, 59, is currently living with his wife, Marianne, in Beaumont, the petition states.
According to a 1998 letter appearing in marijuanamagazine.com, McLemore suffers from depression and was growing the marijuana for his personal medicinal use.
Beaumont attorney Michael Jamail represents him.
The CDC is represented by its regional Houston counsel, J.G. Molleston.
Case No. E189-063