Allen Lankford, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Joseph C. Wright, Defendant-appellee, 57 F.3d 1066 (4th Cir. 1995)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 57 F.3d 1066 (4th Cir. 1995) Submitted: May 18, 1995. Decided: June 12, 1995

Allen Lankford, Appellant Pro Se. Joseph C. Wright, Appellee.

Before NIEMEYER and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.


Appellant appeals from the district court's order denying relief on his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (1988) complaint. We have reviewed the record and find no reversible error. Accordingly, we affirm the order of the district court. Appellant's claims relating to witness credibility are not reviewable absent extraordinary circumstances not present here. Martin v. Cavalier Hotel Corp., 48 F.3d 1343 (4th Cir. 1995). Further, there is no right to effective assistance of counsel in civil proceedings, so any error by counsel cannot serve as a basis for relief on appeal. Sanchez v. United States Postal Service, 785 F.2d 1236, 1237 (5th Cir. 1986). Finally, Appellant's contention that Appellee should not have been permitted to personally cross examine him is plainly without merit. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process.