john edwards law firm John Edwards reportedly opening new law firmFormer senator and presidential candidate John Edwards is looking to get back to work now that the events of the past few years have died down, a source tells CNN.

The source says Edwards is wanting to open a new law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina in September. The firm will reportedly focus on plaintiff work, which is what Edwards did before he got into politics.

Edwards was famously outed for having (and later admitted to) an extramarital affair with campaign staffer Rielle Hunter, resulting in baby Quinn, all while being married to wife Elizabeth, who died in 2010 of cancer.

The politician later was investigated for allegedly using campaign funds to keep his pregnant mistress a secret during his second presidential bid. But Edwards was acquitted in 2012 of several counts and a mistrial was declared on the rest.

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