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Update On John Rose

Jeff Cohen

October 22, 2010

So, fellow blogger Brookman posted a few weeks back that former Hartford corporation counsel John Rose has a new gig. And he does – at the Crumbie Law Group.

The thing that raised flags was this: Rose had hired the firm to do work for the city while he was at city hall. In a time when more than a few people seem to be getting work that somehow relates to city, that’s a decent story.

We asked the city how much money Crumbie had made off of the city, and we got the answer yesterday.

In FY 2009, Crumbie’s firm made $155,599.44; in FY 2010, the firm made $252,580.24; and so far in FY 2011 (which began July 1), the firm has made $22,564.80.

We asked Crumbie for a response, and here’s what he said in an email:

“It is very difficult for an African American-owned law firm to succeed in the corporate and municipal law arena. In order for us to compete with larger, more established firms, we must continue to recruit accomplished lawyers [from] all areas. John has over 45 years as a practicing attorney and we expect that his vast experience will be brought to bear on our cases and serve as a mentor to our less experienced lawyers.”

Reprinted with permission of Jeff Cohen, author of the blog Capital Region Report. To view other stories on this topic, search Capital Region Report at http://capitalregionreport.wordpress.com/.
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