NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The McKinney law firm representing Deion Sanders, his daughter and his company in a slander suit brought against him by his estranged wife Pilar is the same firm used by the city of Prosper for all its legal matters, court documents show.
On Monday, Sanders and his soon to be ex-wife Pilar were each charged with misdemeanor assault after a domestic incident at their Prosper home. Pilar was jailed while Deion was cited 20 hours after the crime.
On Wednesday, Pilar’s attorney questioned why the police incident report did not mention his client’s lacerated lip or fractured thumb. According to police documents, Deion Sanders suffered no injuries during the altercation.
According to court documents, the McKinney-based firm of Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd and Joplin is representing Deion Sanders in a slander suit filed by Pilar Sanders against him, his daughter and his company, Prime Time Enterprises.
The Collin County Court’s website lists Larry R. Boyd as representation for the three. That case is pending and has been sealed.
That’s also the same firm that represents the city of Prosper on a variety of legal matters, including suits brought against the police department.
Fort Worth attorney Jerry Loftin called the issue a “conflict of interest.”
“If you have a client, the bar, the grievance, the whole nine yards tells you specifically, if you have an employment relationship with a client and there is another matter and they say, ‘oh that’s different?'” That’s just pure trash,” he said.
No one at Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd and Joplin has returned Newsradio 1080 KRLD’s request for comment.
The Prosper Police Department and the city both say they were unaware of the firm’s involvement in the Sanders suit.