Tory Lanez has reportedly fired attorney George Mgdesyan, and has hired Suge Knight’s and Snoop Dogg’s former lawyer David Kenner.
As he awaits his sentencing on January 27, Tory Lanez has decided to part ways with attorney George Mgdesyan. Reported by veteran legal affairs reporter in Southern California, Meghann Cuniff on Sunday afternoon, Lanez has hired Suge Knight’s former attorney, David Kenner.
Kenner is best known for his time during the height of Death Row records where he represented Knight, Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur. Kenner was instrumental in Snoop Dogg’s murder trial which lasted four months and had the Dogg Father found Not guilty of murder, assault, and accessory charges. Suge Knight and David Kenner would part ways back in 2015, when the former CEO of Death Row records turned his faith over to Mathew Fletcher.
Part of Cunniff’s tweet, she shared a screenshot of Tory’s upcoming court date of January 10 as listed on the jail roster. “Regarding Tory Lanez’s Tuesday court date, yes, there is a date listed on the jail roster. It’s not on Judge Herriford’s calendar, and he’s got a bunch of other stuff at the time. Attorney David Kenner confirmed to me last week he’s now representing Tory,” tweeted Cuniff.
As of this writing it is unknown what the upcoming court date is all about. One thing appears to be certain, David Kenner is onboard. Answering questions posted by Twitter users, Cuniff stated that, “everything we’re discussing here is standard and expected post-conviction litigation – asking judge to reduce to misdemeanors, requesting new trial based on perceived issues with evidence/witnesses – but David Kenner only recently got on the case. Give it time.”
Cuniff also believes Kenner joining the case now may be too late. “Anyone with actual experience in criminal law (not all lawyers) will tell you he’s joining the case a bit late: Before trial would have been better.,” she tweeted.
Two weeks ago Tory Lanez was found guilty on all charges in the 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion. (View: Tory Lanez Found Guilty On All Charges, Sentencing Set For January 27)