Scrushy Attorneys

A federal judge has approved a change in the legal team representing former Healthsouth CEO Richard Scrushy.

A spokesman for the firm said it was a mutual decision that the lawyers would work on civil cases while Scrushy brought in an Alabama lawyer to work on the criminal case.

Scrushy faces trial in January on charges of masterminding a scheme to overstate Healthsouth earnings by at least $2.7 billion.

He has pled not guilty.

Dothan attorney Jim Parkman was designated as Scrushy's lead trial attorney in September. Also joining the defense team was Martin Adams, another Parkman and Associates attorney.