Friday, January 24, 2014

Brown Names Eyer as New Chief Public Defender

In a memo to Northampton County Council's Personnel Committee, Executive John Brown has announced the appointment of Bob Eyer as Chief Public Defender.

A 1992 graduate of Dickinson law School, Eyer has served as an assistant District Attorney in Northampton County, becoming its chief violent crime prosecutor. He also served as Chief Judicial Law Clerk to Superior Court Judge Robert Freedberg.

Brown's first choice for the job, Bob Sletvold, was withdrawn earlier in the week because of the burdens that appointment could impose on the courts. Sletvold's wife is a judge, and would be unable to hear most criminal and juvenile matters.

Eyer, who maintains a private practice in the Easton areas with Attorney Goudsouzian, will be paid $57,20 for this part-time post.

His appointment must be confirmed by County Council.

That should be a cinch. Eyer is an excellent choice. A good lawyer and a good person. He is a marathoner, and is the only runner I know who would take smoke breaks in the muddle of a race.

Brown finally got one right.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a great choice, Brown must have been advised by new people. No problem with this appointment I hope

Bernie O'Hare said...

It's a good choice.

Anonymous said...

Too bad he wasn't the first choice.

Anonymous said...

Eyer and his family are good people. This is a great choice! Good luck. I hope this gets an unanimous vote from Council.

Peter J.Cochran said...

Good man, I have observed his court room demeanor in preliminary hearings in the past , he would be fine.

Anonymous said...

looks like he will crook any second. no wonder ohare likes him

Peter J.Cochran said...

Anon 7;47 You mean on body fat!Well the U.S.Marine Corps has pilots that are about 6%body fat so they can withstand the G- forces and thrashing of high performance aircraft.Also if you want to live the longest life you can ,you must be almost a fat less human ,if your even" average" weight you are in the danger zone for cardiovascular events.Take this to your bank! You will be dead before he is !

Bernie O'Hare said...

Peter, I can think of only two people hateful enough to post a comment like the one at 7:47. One is West Easton's Tricia Mezzacappa. The other is her blog mentor .

Vaaaaaast Right Wing Conspiracy said...

Eyer is acceptable to us.

Anonymous said...

It is not a good choice, it is a great choice! If Morganelli ever left the DA's Office, Eyer would be a top rate DA.

Anonymous said...

Did you hear that the Post Office just recalled their latest stamps?

They had pictures of lawyers on them ... and people couldn't figure out which side to spit on.

Anonymous said...

A woman goes to her doctor and says, "Doctor, my husband has developed a penchant for anal sex. So I came to you for advice."

"Ok, let's see...does it hurt you?"

"Hmmmm .. a little."

"Do you like it?"

"Hmmm ..... well, yes."

"Then, I don't see any reason why you shouldn't do it. If you care about not getting pregnant."

"Getting pregnant? I didn't know you could get pregnant in that way."

"Of course you can. Where do you think all lawyers come from?"

Anonymous said...

Bernie
I assume its only a matter of time before he does something that you don't agree with which will allow you to launch one of your patented knee jerk, uninformed, ad hominem attacks. Given your view that Ron Angle had set the gold standard for public service he better brush up on his skills by practicing how to insult, demean and grand stand for attention.

Anonymous said...

Now.. that is a "home run" pick. I am wowed by this one. Way to go Brownie!! Probably the best Government Management hire recently in all of Northampton County!!

Anonymous said...

Bob Eyer is an excellent choice that balances out the "golly gee, did you know you could remote access a computer" scomillio pick. Next thing you know they will invent something like email. Technology is something else!

Guess his staff will be doing sheriff sales and tax assessment appeals from behind their desks in their private offices under the sign that reads "my part time job is more important than my private legal practice"

he is an uninformed,gee I wanted to be judge but they said its her turn, you next time, disaster in the making. way to go Brownie

Anonymous said...

Trish...stop your assault against kelly gross!

the blog mentor.

Anonymous said...

Judge Steinberg made the right decision from theget go. Too bad that our supreme court contcontradicted him.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Can you please stick to the topic?

Anonymous said...

The US has 5 percent of the world's population, 25 percent of the world's incarcerated people, and 50 percent of the world's lawyers, who invoice almost 10 percent of US GDP (around $1.4 trillion annually).

Bernie O'Hare said...

... and your point is??

Anonymous said...

PS: Thank you Atty.Eyer for even moving into this arena. Lord knows you don't need to. Northampton County should feel very lucky to get a seasoned gentlemen like you to take on this thankless role. God Speed and all the best. Hopefully the self absorbed kooks on Council won't bother you too much.

Bernie O'Hare said...

... As opposed to the self-absorbed anonymous kooks who comment here.

OneBlockDown said...

Tune in to WAEB next month to get a dose of "Facts & Truth" on Gunther's morning show to counteract the misinformation bubbling from this cauldron of hate.

Bernie O'Hare said...

The show that was supposed to start in January? He can't even provide FACTS or TRUTH about that. I think Gunther is running from him, as he should.