Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti Split: Daniels Hires New Lawyer

Almost exactly one year after Stormy Daniels filed her “hush money” lawsuit against Donald Trump, and her lawyer Michael Avenatti embarked on an aggressive, high-profile media campaign that turned both himself and Daniels into instant celebrities, the AVN Hall of Famer and the vociferous attorney have parted ways—with no reason given.

Daniels announced via Twitter that her new “personal lawyer” would now be Tulsa, Oklahoma, litigator Clark Brewster, who confirmed to Fox23 News in Tulsa that he was now representing Daniels.

Brewster also retweeted Daniels’ announcement on his own Twitter account. Judging by Brewster’s Twitter account, he appears to share a view with Daniels’ previous lawyer critical of Donald Trump, including one retweet from the “God” Twitter account, which states, “In an ideal scenario the President of the United States and the worst human being in the world would be two different people.”

The AVN Hall of Famer said that she had “asked [Brewster] and his firm to review all legal matters involving me. Upon completion of Mr. Brewster's review and further consultation with me, I anticipate Mr. Brewster will serve as my primary counsel on all legal issues.”

In a profile of Brewster published in 2007 on the site Super Lawyers, Brewster’s firm is described as a small one, but one which “specializes in complex civil litigation and select criminal defense. The cases it represents are frequently high-profile and subject to intense media scrutiny.”

“I have to like the people I represent. That’s what motivates me,” Brewster said in the Super Lawyers profile. “Whether it’s criminal defense or civil litigation, we try and develop a solid communication between us and our clients. They become like family.”

The web site for his firm, Brewster De Angelis, lists a number of specialized areas that the lawyer and his associates handle including, perhaps most significantly for Daniels, “complex civil litigation.”

While it remains unclear whether Daniels or Avenatti initiated their legal breakup, on his own Twitter feed, Avenatti posted a statement seeming to imply that it was his decision to jettison Daniels as a client, saying that he informed Daniels in writing that he would no longer represent her back on February 19. 

Avenatti attributed his decision to “various reasons that we cannot disclose publicly due to the attorney-client privilege.”

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