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John Edwards' New Law Firm to Open in N.C. in September

Thursday, 06 Jun 2013 10:18 AM

By Michael Mullins

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Former Sen. John Edwards reportedly plans to open a new law firm in September in Raleigh, N.C.

Earlier this month, the disgraced former senator reactivated his law license and has scheduled several speaking events, The Associated Press reported.

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The first such event is on Thursday at a private retreat in Orlando, Fla., where Edwards will reportedly meet and greet lawyer clients of the marketing firm PMP. Media will reportedly not be given access to the June 6 event.

At his new firm, Edwards will primarily be focusing on plaintiff work, according to CNN.

A two-time Democratic presidential candidate, Edwards earned millions as a personal injury lawyer prior to entering politics, the AP notes.

For more than a decade, however, Edwards has not practiced law until recently reactivating his license.

Last May, Edwards was acquitted on one charge of campaign finance fraud.

A mistrial was declared by a federal judge on five additional counts when jurors were unable to agree on whether the former senator and presidential nominee used campaign finances to conceal his pregnant mistress during his 2008 presidential run.

In 2008, the National Enquirer broke a story about Edwards meeting his mistress, and the child they had together. The story was largely ignored by the mainstream media despite Edwards being a potential Democratic vice presidential nominee.

Following the trial, Edwards publicly apologized for his actions.

"While I do not believe I did anything illegal or ever thought I was doing anything illegal, I did an awful, awful lot that was wrong. And there is no one else responsible for my sins," Edwards said.

At the time of the affair, Edwards' wife, Elizabeth, was battling cancer. She died in December 2010.

Since the scandal, Edwards has remained largely out of public view.

Last June, Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, announced that she was no longer in a relationship with the former senator, though she told ABC's "Good Morning America" that she and Edwards will continue to share parenting duties of their now 5-year-old daughter, Frances Quinn Hunter.

The same day she announced her separation from Edwards, Hunter's tell-all memoir was released.

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