EXCLUSIVE: Potential Conflict Of Interest With Jackson Family Lawyer

Jul. 2 2009, Published 10:02 a.m. ET

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The family attorney for Joe and Katherine Jackson may have to recuse himself from legal proceedings involving Michael Jackson's estate going forward because he represented Michael Jackson before he died, has learned. The potential conflict arises because of Londell McMillan's knowledge from having handled Michael's affairs as he now represents Joe and Katherine.

John Branca and and John McClean are named in Michael Jackson's will as the executors of the designated by Michael Jackson. Branca in a statement to says, "The most important element of Michael's will is his unwavering desire that his mother, Katherine become the legal guardian of his three children. As we work to carry out Michael's instructions to safeguard both the future of his children as well as the remarkable legacy he left us as an artist we ask that all matters involving his estate be handled and the respect that Michael and his family deserve." McMillan isn't mentioned in the will that was filed with the court on Tuesday.

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“That can never be a conflict. These parties are not adverse. There is no conflict. I have represented Ms. Jackson before along with Michael for past 3 years in his most important matters,” McMillan tells in an exclusive statement.



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