Former James Brown trustee, confidant released from MCG trauma unit

Longtime James Brown attorney and former trustee Buddy Dallas has been released from the hospital after sustaining injuries in a Monday crash.

 

Dallas, who was in Medical College of Georgia’s trauma unit until Wednesday, is no longer a patient at the hospital, a spokesperson said Friday.

The crash involving a logging truck at a rural intersection near Dallas’ home left the former Brown confidante with heavy lacerations on his face and body and a broken bone in his neck, Dallas’ niece Elizabeth Sisson said.

Dallas was transported by helicopter from the wreck site to MCG, which listed him in serious condition late Monday.

In a brief Wednesday interview with The Chronicle, Dallas called the wreck “plain traumatic.”

“I’m just thankful to be alive,” he said.

Dallas worked closely with Brown for many years and sometimes helped the soul singer during his brushes with the law.

After Brown’s death in 2006, Dallas questioned the legitimacy of Brown’s marriage to Tom Rae Hynie Brown, while family members said the Thomson lawyer had excessive influence over Brown’s estate plans.

As the fifth anniversary of Brown’s death on Christmas Day approaches, litigation over the handling and disbursement of Brown’s assets continues in the South Carolina Supreme Court.

Former James Brown trustee in serious condition
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