Pennsylvania-based attorney Joseph Green Jr., who represented Bill Cosby, on Friday filed papers indicating he wishes to withdraw from the 81-year-old’s case.
Cosby, now known with inmate number NN7687 at State Correctional Institution Phoenix, will continue his appeal process repped by lawyers Brian W. Perry and Kristen L. Weisenberger.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Cosby fired Green or if he resigned, but the decision must still be approved by Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill.
Green was hired after Cosby canned Hollywood hotshot Tom Mesereau, Kathleen Bliss and others who represented him at his retrial.
Mesereau et al. came on after Cosby tossed initial trial attorneys Brian McMonagle and Angela Agrusa following his June 2017 mistrial.
Green, Perry and Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt did not immediately return messages.
Prior to his departure, Green had just enough time to file his appeal of the conviction and sentence with trial judge O’Neill, which recycles previous defense claims that O’Neill was biased and should have recused himself from Cosby’s case.