PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Ammon Bundy has replaced his lawyers, court documents show.
A motion to replace Mike Arnold and Lissa Casey with attorney Morgan Philpot was filed on Wednesday.
In a press release, the Arnold Law Firm confirmed the replacement.
“Today, we filed a notice of substitution of counsel for Morgan Philpot, a Utah attorney and former Utah State Representative. He is intimately familiar with the land use issues central to the Malheur protest. Morgan is a native of Molalla, Oregon and interned at the White House in 1997 as he was attending the University of Utah. Prior to law school, he was a representative in the Utah House. Presently, his practice involves civil litigation, business advisement and criminal defense. He is a member of both the Utah and Oregon bars. Morgan’s entrance into this case is a positive step forward and does not diminish our belief in the protestors or this case. We believe in Ammon Bundy. He is a thoughtful and courageous man, a wonderful client and now a friend.”