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Beaumont attorney Lawdermilk files motion to withdraw, sites conflict with client

By David Yates | Aug 28, 2013

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Beaumont plaintiff’s attorney Rocky Lawdermilk has filed a motion to withdraw from a lawsuit in which his client fell in a hole adjacent to the road while riding her bicycle.

As previously reported, Judie Williams filed a lawsuit April 15 in Jefferson County District Court against PM Construction and Rehab.

Court records show Williams’ attorney, Lawdermilk, filed his motion to withdraw on Aug. 27, asserting a conflict has arisen between him Williams and it would be in her best interest to obtain other counsel to represent her.

The motion does not state the nature of the conflict.

Williams claims she fell in a large hole next to the road that had been created by PM Construction.

Just before the incident, Williams was riding her bicycle down 10th Avenue near the 1800 block in Port Arthur at about 8 p.m. Dec. 4. Williams claimed she was not able to see the hole because PM Construction had failed to mark or barricade its perimeter, according to the complaint.

Due to the incident, Williams sustained severe injuries to her head, face, neck and back; incurred medical costs; and suffered physical pain and mental anguish, the suit states. She also suffered physical impairment, disability and disfigurement, the complaint says.

Williams accuses PM Construction of negligence, saying it created a dangerous condition, failed to warn of a dangerous condition, failed to correct a dangerous condition, failed to install warning signs, failed to provide sufficient training and failed to keep the area in a safe and proper condition.

She seeks an unspecified judgment, plus interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. E194-243

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