IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
November 9, 2010
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
TAVIS D. DOYLE, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
Now before the Court is Defendant's sealed motion for appointment of additional counsel (Doc. 76). Based on the reasons stated in the motion and the following, the Court GRANTS the motion. A review of the record in this case demonstrates that this case is complex and extended. This matter contains numerous issues (a six count third superseding indictment that contains charges ranging from distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death or serious bodily injury to transportation of a minor with intent that minor engage in prostitution) and the discovery is voluminous. Further, Mr. Stobbs, Doyle's lead counsel, is a solo practitioner. Accordingly, the Court finds that additional counsel is needed to assist in the defense of this case. The Court APPOINTS attorney Thomas Q. Keefe, III., of the law firm Thomas Q. Keefe, P.C., Belleville, Illinois to serve as co-counsel for Doyle. This appointment is made at no cost to Doyle, as he does not have adequate funds to pay for his defense.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R. Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court
© 1992-2010 VersusLaw Inc.