Ross Mirkarimi Adds Shepard Kopp to Legal Team

Not long ago, Judge Quentin Kopp told SF Weekly he felt Sheriff-in-Limbo Ross Mirkarimi would prevail in court based on legal precedent.

Like father, like son — it turns out Mirkarimi today added Shepard “Shep” Kopp alongside David Waggoner to his legal team. Kopp the younger — who has successfully represented Russell Brand, Puff Daddy, and Winona Ryder, among others — declined to discuss whether he's been talking about this case with his father. “We're both lawyers and you know how lawyers are,” he said. He also declined to elaborate how he was introduced to Mirkarimi, whom he does not know personally.

But he was certainly happy to talk about Mayor Ed Lee's “tremendous abuse of power” in suspending Mirkarimi without pay and moving to remove him from office for “official misconduct.”

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