MOSCOW, 17 Feb – RIA Novosti. The Khamovnichesky court of Moscow on Wednesday rejected the lawsuit of the lawyer Alexander Dobrovinsky against the Moscow Bar Association, the council of which, after the trial of the actor Mikhail Efremov, terminated his legal status, the press service of the court told RIA Novosti.
“Based on the results of consideration of the claim by AA Dobrovinsky to the Moscow City Bar Association to cancel the decision to deprive the lawyer status of the lawyer, the Khamovnichesky District Court of Moscow ruled to refuse to satisfy the claims,” the agency's source said.
Dobrovinsky intends to continue to seek the return of lawyer status and will appeal the decision of the court.
“I will continue to fight for the status, since I am 100% sure that I am right. A lawyer has the right to express his civil position, of course, if it does not violate any norms, and I did not violate them. In any case, as I have already I said that the presence or absence of status does not affect my performance, my mind and ability to win cases and protect the interests of my clients … I will defend my position in the appeal, “Dobrovinsky told RIA Novosti.
Dobrovinsky's legal status was terminated by the Council of the Bar Association of the capital for a period of two years, he challenged this decision in court with the help of a civil lawsuit.
Dobrovinsky represented the interests of the relatives of the courier Sergei Zakharov, who died in an accident with actor Mikhail Efremov. According to the chamber, he undermined the credibility of the institution of the legal profession, disclosing that the artist turned to him for legal assistance, but was rejected.
On the evening of June 8, 2020, in the center of Moscow, a drunken Yefremov driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee crossed a double continuous line, drove into the oncoming lane and crashed into a Lada van, whose driver later died in hospital. As a result of the high-profile trial, the Presnensky court sentenced Efremov to 8 years in a general regime colony, then the Moscow City Court reduced the term to 7.5 years. The actor has already begun serving his sentence in a colony in the Belgorod Region, his defense plans to appeal the sentence in cassation.