Friday, February 07, 2014

Eyer Unanimously Confirmed as NorCo Public Defender

Eyer is also an avid marathoner who quit smoking. 
A veteran prosecutor who is also state-certified to defend death penalty cases is Northampton County's new Public Defender. Easton Attorney Bob Eyer, a 1992 graduate of Dickinson School of Law, was unanimously confirmed at County Council's February 6 meeting. Though nominated by a Republican Executive, his biggest cheerleaders on Council were Ken Kraft, who "strongly recommended" Eyer, and Lamont McClure, who asked that the vote be unanimous.

Eyer currently maintains a private practice at Goudzousian Law Offices. He will be paid a $57,920 salary for this part-time position.

In addition to his work as a prosecutor and defense attorney, Eyer clerked for Judge James Hogan and was Chief Law Clerk to Superior Court Robert Freedberg. He also managed the asbestos case docket for Judges Jack Panella and Edward Smith.

Executive John Brown's first choice for this position, Bob Sletvold, was far more controversial because of his marriage to a sitting judge. This would have prevented her from hearing any matters involving the Public Defender's office. Brown withdrew that nomination  on January 22, when it became apparent that Sletvold lacked the five votes needed for confirmation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Brown finally got it right.