Deputy D.A. Brian Grady resigns from Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office

Deputy D.A. and Roxborough resident Brian Grady has resigned from his position at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, according to a release sent out this week. 

The D.A.’s Office said that Grady has left “to return to the private practice of law” with “a concentration in corporate and internal investigations.”

Reached by NewsWorks on his cell phone, Grady said that he would be willing to talk about his resignation and future plans at a later date stating, “when I’m ready, I’ll let you know.”

A Daily News article published on Tuesday questions the reason for Grady’s departure, citing a recent incident in which Grady allegedly lost his temper at McGillin’s Olde Ale House in Center City. 

Grady began working as the head of D.A. Seth Williams’ newly-formed Special Operations Division in January of 2010, after losing to Williams in the race for District Attorney. He left his firm, Grady and Falcione, to take the position.

“I was impressed by Brian’s energy and ideas when we were both campaigning for office,” said Williams, “and I’m grateful for the two-plus years that Brian took away from his law practice to help start up my new administration. I wish him luck with his new endeavors.”

In the release, Grady states, “When I came on board we knew it would be for a limited time, I wish the D.A. and the office much success in the future.”

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