A second attorney for Rudy Giuliani is seeking an exit from his Georgia legal team, according to a Tuesday court filing, which would seemingly leave the former New York City mayor without any local representation in the state.
Brian Tevis, who joined Giuliani’s legal team shortly before he surrendered to Fulton County authorities in August, submitted a motion to withdraw to the clerk Tuesday evening, leaving it to a judge in the case to sign off on the motion.
The move comes after several other attorneys who represented Giuliani have sued the former Trump lawyer for failing to pay his legal fees, including his longtime lawyer and friend Robert Costello, who sued Giuliani for more than $1.3 million in payments to his firm.
The loss to his legal team also follows the departure of fellow Giuliani Georgia lawyer David Wolfe, who submitted his own motion to withdraw from representing the former mayor last week.
Sources familiar with Giuliani’s situation told ABC News that he is close to obtaining new local representation.
Former Trump White House attorney Ty Cobb told CNN’s Erin Burnett Wednesday that the latest departure from Giuliani’s Georgia team puts the former mayor “in a lot of trouble.”
“I think it’s a huge problem,” Cobb continued. “I think it’s, like any American who saw him throw the first ball out at Yankee Stadium after 9/11 and thought he was ‘America’s Mayor,’ I think this is a tragic fall.”
“And the depths I don’t think we’ve necessarily seen yet,” Cobb added. “So I do think he’s in great difficulty. I think he needs a very strong attorney to assist him there.”
Other legal experts echoed Cobb’s sentiments.
“Have to imagine it’s rooted in Giuliani’s inability to pay, which is going to get hugely worse before (ie probably never)