Caylee/Casey Anthony Case: Macaluso Nets Shawne Merriman Thru TMZ

Posted by Christina Stoy | Casey Anthony,Caylee Anthony Case,Shawne Merriman,Tila Tequila,Todd Macaluso | Tuesday 8 September 2009 1:24 am

San Diego, CA– Member of the defense team for Casey Anthony, currently undergoing serious charges from the California Bar Association,Todd Macaluso, has time for a new client: Shawne Merriman of the San Diego Chargers.

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photo courtesy of TMZ

Merriman is accused of choking Tila Nyguen “Tequila” his reality MTV girlfriend.

Todd Macaluso takes on his first case as a lead defense attorney and not a aeronautics litigator in civil court.

Macaluso is currently undergoing California Bar complaint proceedings, alleging millions of misused client trust accounts, as well as facing an almost 6 million dollar lawsuit from a former client.  

“There was absolutely no wrongdoing on the part of Mr. Merriman,” Macaluso told The Associated Press by phone. “He essentially was doing what was appropriate under the circumstances in trying to protect the safety of Miss Tequila. There were numerous eyewitnesses that will support his version of the events that transpired at his home.”

Todd Macaluso is back in court on the Bar charges September 23, 2009.