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Mark Nejame resigns as Cindy and George Anthony’s attorney

November 20, 2008

Mark Nejame surprisingly resigned as George and Cindy Anthony’s attorney today. His statement follows:

The following is a statement released by Mark NeJame on November 20, 2008

Unfortunately, I have made the decision that it is best not to continue my representation of George and Cindy Anthony.George and Cindy have a belief that their beloved granddaughter, Caylee, is still alive. Tips and leads continue to come in. I believe strongly that they should have every right to maintain their hope and faith that one of these “sightings” will miraculously be the one that brings Caylee home to them. What parent or grandparent would surrender such hope? Who is one person to tell another parent or grandparent when it is time for them to abandon their faith? When does a stranger have the right to judge another who has endured such a loss? The attacks made against them by some are deplorable. Let them be to do what they feel they must to find their beloved granddaughter, Caylee. Knowing this case as well as probably anyone on earth, there is no doubt that they do not know where Caylee is. Allow them to walk their own path.I only agreed to represent George and Cindy Anthony, so long as there were no restrictions placed on me whatsoever as to finding Caylee, regardless of where this might lead. Quite simply, this meant that I could do whatever I needed to find Caylee whether she was alive or not. It impressed me that George and Cindy, both believing that Caylee was still with us, had an overriding and primary concern in finding Caylee, even if the result was not as they would hope. The other condition I required was that I would have absolutely nothing to do with representing Casey or assisting in her legal defense.Abundant efforts have been made towards finding Caylee. I have worked with so many involved in this matter towards the goal of finding this dear, missing child who has captured the hearts of so many. Some ignorant and judgmental members of the public though have made hateful and inaccurate accusations against me and others, when they had no idea whatsoever what was really going on. As my new, good friend, Tim Miller from Equusearch, tells me “everybody associated with this case gets body slammed.” However, like Tim, when you know in your heart that you’re doing the right thing, you just move forward knowing that right will ultimately win out. Some have falsely accused me and some others of being in this for the money. If they only knew how utterly wrong and misguided they are.I had come to a personal opinion and theory for quite some time whether Caylee was still with us or not. However, my opinion was only one like any other…an opinion. The only person without an opinion though is Casey Anthony as only she knows the truth. I believe that the singular person out of the 6 billion people in the world who holds the key to finding Caylee is her mother, Casey Anthony. Although I was quite successful in resolving a multitude of matters, I am unable to go further to help George and Cindy find Caylee in my current role. I can only provide my best advice and must respect any client’s prerogative to do what they deem is best, whether they choose to follow my guidance or not. However, there is little value or use I can provide to any client if they choose to act and comment at will.As someone who has learned and knows the inner workings and details of the case and its various characters intimately, the rampant sensationalism and unfounded accusations must stop. Allow Cindy and George Anthony the respect and decency of dealing with their hope and efforts to find their missing and beloved Caylee as they need to. Allow those with differing opinions on finding and searching for Caylee, whether she is with us or not, to do their jobs without interruption. Finally, the judicial system is in play and justice will be best served by mindless meddlers staying out of something they know little of. There are many wonderful people involved in efforts to find Caylee and there are, unfortunately, many who are exploiting this child. Sadly, most in the public are clueless about who is doing what and what is really going on. The negative actions of some are only counterproductive and hurtful to the cause of those many good people who are doing so much to do something positive with this most sad and tragic situation. There should only be one goal and that is to find Caylee Marie Anthony.     Mark E. NeJame

Cindy and George Anthony made the following statement:

“We respect Mr. NeJame’s decision to resign as our representative, as we agree that he can no longer benefit us in our quest to find our missing granddaughter, Caylee Marie.”

It sounds like Mr. Nejame possibly believes Caylee is dead, Casey has all the answers,Cindy and George can’t keep their mouths shut, and he’s had enough. I wonder if Cindy’s home tour and meet and greet had anything to do with his decision?

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. Nina permalink
    November 20, 2008 4:01 pm

    I have also wondered if Cindys home tour had something to do with it as well.One thing for sure there is a GOOD reason why he quit.maybe he just simply had enough himself!Can”t say I blame him either. He is right about 0ne thing for sure,Casey holds the cards to what happened to Caylee and if she hasnt admiited to it by now,she isnt going too.

  2. Hilde permalink
    November 20, 2008 4:26 pm

    Mark Nejame is a smart Man.
    I value his Opinion in this Case, I also agree the Anthony’s have a right to hang on to their Hope and go about how they deal with this Tragedy any way they wish too.

    On the other Hand Caylee’s Rights were taken away from her by her own Mother, her Right to live was taken away, we haven’t forgotten that!

    He has very valid Reasons why he is resigning as the A. Lawyer.
    Nejame makes a good Point when he says Casey is the only One who knows the Truth and the Legal System will bring out the Truth in the End.

    Mark Nejame is the only one so far who thinks rational and for the
    Anthony loosing him as their Attorney is a Loss to them.

  3. Hilde permalink
    November 20, 2008 4:49 pm

    It also is clear to me Mark Nejame doesn’t want to have any Part in the
    Defense of Casey. His Mission was to help C & G through the difficult time
    they are going through. Like he mentioned in his Statement he couldn’t
    continue to help them
    because C & G did things their way without basically consulting with Nejame and went public so many times on their own and made Statements
    at a time they needed to be quiet and let Nejame do his job.

  4. itsamysterytome permalink*
    November 20, 2008 5:06 pm

    I agree.

  5. artgal16 permalink
    November 20, 2008 5:12 pm

    Its also possible that he knows KidFinders reputation and doesn think George should have hooked up with them as that doesnt do Nejame’s
    reputation any good. But the main reason is that Nejame’s strategy
    now is completely different from the course the Anthonys want to take,
    that is, continue on with the charade that Caylee is alive. I believe
    Nejame thinks that Casey should cut a deal and that Cindy and George
    need to tone down this constant harping on Caylee being alive when
    none of the tips turn out credible. Also there is a press conference supposedly this friday – maybe Nejame didnt agree with their press conference either. I wonder if that is still on.

  6. November 20, 2008 6:27 pm

    NeJame was very smart to resign while his reputation was still in tact. Noone is going to tell Cindy what to do. In a small way, NeJames resignation will help the prosecution.

  7. friendlymom permalink
    November 20, 2008 7:08 pm

    I think he no longer wanted to be involved in the circus act. He cannot help those who refuse to help themselves. He cannot convince them to be quiet, and I think he probably agrees that this whole thing is their selfish way of helping Casey. He told them from the start, he would not participate in helping or representing Casey. The media needs to cap their camera lens everytime the Anthonys are near. They need to stop airing the fantasy and refuse to give air time to grandparents that help cover for the person responsible for their granddaughters demise. If everyone turned their backs on these nut jobs, they would be forced to face the truth, instead of being preoccupied with a fantasy world. The whole thing is disgusting and disturbing on many levels. They have no shame.

  8. friendlymom permalink
    November 20, 2008 7:12 pm

    I am sure the press conference is still a go. My God, Cindy would talk to a damned turnip, if she thought it would listen. I just want to slap the BS right out of her. You’ll know if I do, there won’t be anything left but her shoes. She is full of it!!

  9. November 20, 2008 7:22 pm

    The press conference has been cancelled-source Nancy Grace.

  10. Lisa permalink
    November 20, 2008 8:01 pm

    From what I’ve heard a Criminal Defense Attorney has the obligation and right to resign from a case if he comes across evidence that his client or clients are guilty.

  11. itsamysterytome permalink*
    November 20, 2008 8:06 pm

    friendlymom, you make me chuckle.

    I think I read that, too, Lisa.

  12. November 20, 2008 9:43 pm

    Is it true that he cannot divulge it due to lawyer client privalege? I wish that wasn’t the case.

  13. itsamysterytome permalink*
    November 22, 2008 7:24 am

    Yes, that’s true. See the definition of Attorney-Client Privilege under “Legal Terms” under “OTHER STUFF” on the right side of this blog’s home page.

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