The wife of a former Bush administration lawyer charged with attempting to kill her in a domestic dispute has filed a $30 million lawsuit against him, claiming the alleged attack has left her unable to work as an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, according to a story in Thursday’s Stamford Advocate.

Mary Margaret Farren filed the suit last week in Connecticut trial court against her husband, John Michael Farren, who worked in both Bush administrations and had been unemployed since leaving his post as deputy general counsel to George W. Bush, according to the Advocate. As we wrote earlier this month, police in New Canaan, Conn., have charged John Michael Farren with attempted murder, first-degree strangulation and assault after he allegedly attacked his wife with a flashlight in their $4 million New Canaan home and choked her until she passed out. Mary Margaret Farren, of counsel in Skadden’s Washington, D.C. office, came to, fled the home with the couple’s two young daughters and ran to a neighbor’s home, where someone called the police, according to the Advocate. Mary Margaret Farren spent time in Norwalk Hospital with a broken jaw and nose, cuts to her face and head and a separate injury to the back of her head, the Advocate has reported.

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