DUI of Lawyer in Bubba the Love Sponge Clem Case is Dropped

/ 02.Aug, 2013

In February of this year, we wrote about the arrest of Tampa Bay attorney Charles Phillip Campbell, Jr. in the middle of a high visibility defamation case.  The case was particularly interesting because Mr. Campbell had been drinking with, and was arrested in a vehicle belonging to, Melissa Personius, a paralegal who worked for the opposing counsel in the defamation case.  Moreover, the police were apparently tipped off by someone at the opposing law firm.   The DUI charge has now been dropped, and an investigation into whether Mr. Campbell’s civil rights were violated is reportedly taking place.  The Florida Bar is investigating the conduct of lawyers at Adams & Diaco, the opposing law firm.

-Josh J.T. Byrne, Esquire