PRESTONSBURG — Former clients of an attorney who disappeared without explanation last summer, only to be discovered months later living in a Texas campground, are being asked to collect their case files.
Prestonburg attorney Ned Pillersdorf, who, along with Arnold Turner, once served as curator over Clyde Johnson’s legal practice, following his disappearance, has been holding on to the files collected from Johnson’s old office. Pillersdorf says he is still in possession of over 100 files and needs to get rid of them.
“They don’t belong to Clyde,” Pillersdorf said. “They belong to the clients. We don’t know what the heck to do with them.”
The files are located at the law offices of Pillersdorf, DeRossett and Lane, on Court Street, in Prestonsburg.
Johnson was reported as missing last June, after he vanished without explanation, taking with him some clothes, a videogame system and his dog in a camper he had purchased without telling his wife. His disappearance remained a mystery until October, when a misaddressed electric bill eventually found its way to Prestonsburg and led Pillersdorf to find Johnson living in a campground in Port O’Connor, Texas.
Pillersdorf said he has since talked with Johnson, who he said told him he plans to remain in Texas and is writing a book.
“He told my partner the understatement of the year — ‘I probably could have handled my disappearance a little better,’” Pillersdorf said.