Road rage alleged - Local defense attorney suspected in March incident

The Norwalk Law Director's office has appointed a special prosecutor for the consideration of charges in connection with a road rage incident involving a local defense attorney Greg Shell. "We know we sent it Steve Palmer's office for review," Law Director Jim Conway said, "because we have ongoing dealings with (Shell's) office and could present a conflict of interest."
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

The Norwalk Law Director's office has appointed a special prosecutor for the consideration of charges in connection with a road rage incident involving a local defense attorney Greg Shell.

"We know we sent it Steve Palmer's office for review," Law Director Jim Conway said, "because we have ongoing dealings with (Shell's) office and could present a conflict of interest."

Palmer, who was unavailable for comment, is the Greenwich Law Director and was the Norwalk Law Director from January 2000 through the end of 2003. Shell is a Norwalk defense attorney.

About 11 a.m. March 26, Shell accused a motorist of cutting him off at the intersection of Seminary Street and Linwood Avenue, Conway said.

"There was a gesture made," the law director added.

Shell reportedly followed the other man, whose name is not being released, to East of Chicago Pizza on East Main Street, where the man was working on a vending machine. Shell pulled his vehicle outside and both men allegedly made inappropriate gestures at each other, Conway continued.

After the one man exited the building, Shell is accused of pushing him, he said.

"The other gentleman reported the incident," Conway said.

Shell declined to comment this morning. However, during a March 27 interview with the Reflector, he said a local reporter "called within an hour of the alleged incident."

"All I can say is I didn't assault anybody," Shell said.

The Norwalk Police Department later interviewed various witnesses at East of Chicago and obtained a statement from Shell, Conway said.

Chief Kevin Cashen, on March 27, said another officer was being assigned in order to "keep the investigation moving along quickly."

"There's a suspect, but we haven't interviewed anybody," Cashen said.

Conway's office made no recommendation on specific charges when they forwarded the case to Palmer.

"That's the only way we ship anything out," Conway added.

Comments

Lucy (Anonymous)

What all of you are missing about what "Unreal" was saying isn't about the grass, it's about how he takes care of his whole life. His house IS falling down. I mean, COME ON!

mayor lesch (An...

I'm going to run for president some day.

Hillary (Anonymous)

you're right, I am even paying someone to type this for me.

Hillary (Anonymous)

Exuse me? Women weren't made to be presidents....what century are you living in? I am woman hear me roar.

Hillary (Anonymous)

oh, just shut up and do what i tell you to.

Republican (Ano...

I love George W!

road love (Anon...

I think road rage is ridiculous, why can't we all just get along and love each other? I think those hippies from the 70's had smart thing going on.

aldi (Anonymous)

does anyone have an opinion about having to put a quarter in to get a cart?

Bill Clinton (A...

I was wondering, how many people out there know how much fat is in a big mac?

mayor lesch (An...

im'm sorry to inform everyone, but there is a city ordinance about keeping your grass mowed. Anyone that doesn't will be prosecuted.

tall grass (Ano...

Can't you people find anything better to do than judge people on how tall their grass is? Not everyone has the same length of grass, God made everyone different. get a life!!!

waddup (Anonymous)

Unreal, I enjoy our comments. Yes I have had him, he's a great lawyer. I think his yard shows his lack of mowing the grass (thats all), oddly enough it didn't effect my court case at all. Spencer (the deputy) hired him. Spencer has seen all the lawyers in the county numerous times and hired him in spite of his lawn care. When a cop hires you I think you have to take notice.

muffin man (Ano...

I am on vaction in Reno, whos asking.

snow white (Ano...

I live with seven adorable men, I will let you borrow one of them to mow your grass.

reading in the ...

to Good reading- I watch lots of grass grow, and its not my job to mow other peoples grass. If your so nice why don't you go mow it. And this is not good reading, it's not good reading unless you can read it in the bathroom.

anonymous (Anon...

I agree contact his landlord....he doesn't own the house. I know when he was at the prosecutors office, that office was actually taking cases and winning. Look at them now. Why do the cops hire him when they're in trouble. You got me certainly not for his lawncare.

mindgames (Anon...

Perhaps Shell has been wasting to much time in the local bars again! So he can't see straight enough to know that his lawn needs mowed!!

Scandalous (Ano...

I LOVE TOAST!

Unreal (Anonymous)

Greg Shell is a disgrace to this community. As a lawyer, he is worthless. He can't even take care of his house, how could you expect him to take care of you in a court of law?

just_me (Anonymous)

He's a nut. He's another Hartikeinen.

waddup (Anonymous)

Hey, he might be a nut, but he's a nut I would want on my side in court. Check his won/lost record. I really don't care about his yard. "Unreal" your are obviously brilliant, you're probably the only one with the insight to see the connection between his house and his ability in court.

A reader (Anonymous)

Must have been a slow news day to put this on the front page. Anytime I've seen road rage reported in the paper in the past it's been in the police blotter. That attorney suspended for stealing from his client a few years back didn't even make the front page. Looks to me like you're convicting Shell before any charges get filed--if they get filed. Heck, this is still only an investigation. Are you going to start reporting the details of every other ongoing investigation? Of course not, that would be ludicrous. If Greg Shell is a monster running around town assaulting innocent citizens then report that, after it's been proven in court. That's the news we need to know; this news today I'm not so sure about.

anonymous (Anon...

Hey Joe, why don't remove these comments like you did on the Sutherland story ? Oh, yea why don't you explain that to your readers. You're a real gutsy organization (he said sarcastically)

Reflector Staff...

Whenever we remove a comment, we always explain it. The comments on the Sutherland story were accidently removed by a technical glitch. The comments are back. Thanks to those who let us know about the problem so we could fix it.

Unreal (Anonymous)

to my good friend "waddup". Ever have him as your lawyer genius? I have. He stinks. He makes up more excuses than defenses. I think the comment about his house and yard goes to show his lack of judemnet, and lack of character. Certain careers demand certain ethics. He doesn't have it. You can have him!