Are Bar Association Lawyer Discipline Systems Rigged?

Posted On Aug 9 2016 by

A article in appearing on August 3, 2016, in the Find Law Blog raises the question in Peeping Tom Lawyer Faces Disbarment. Is the System Rigged? The author Jonathan Tung, a lawyer, writes It’s a matter of perspective, of course, but lawyers facing ethics issues have frequently observed that the ethics process is extremely one sided. At risk of sounding like Donald Trump, we have to ask, is this system rigged? The bar report can be found at this link. One of the ways to rig the discipline system is to have the bar association fill all of the positions in …

WSBA v. Eugster VI — Motion to Dismiss

Posted On Aug 5 2016 by

Today I filed a motion to dismiss the action against me.  I assert that the proceedings are void because they violate my rights to procedural due process of law under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and Wash. Const. Art I, Section 3.  A proceeding which violates fundamental procedural due process rights is void under Washington law. Motion to Dismiss The motion to dismiss is also a response to the WSBA’s Motion to Strike.  More on this later.  

Case V, Eugster v. Littlewood (WAED), dismissed

Posted On Jul 3 2016 by

District Court Judge Thomas Rice dismissed Eugster’s case based on res judicata.  The judge said that Case IV which is the state court case regarding claims that the WSBA Discipline System violates constitutional rights was dismissed with prejudice and the District Court Case (Case V) is bound by the court’s decision.  Judge Rice said the state court decision was a decision on the merits.  It was not.  It was a decision not to take jurisdiction of the case, that is not a merits decision, why because the case was not decided.  (It was punted on jurisdictional grounds.)  Judge Rice is …

Being Disbarred

Posted On Aug 29 2014 by

There was a story in USA Today some time ago about what it is like to be disbarred.  Go here.

Seattle Attorney Disbarred: Convicted and Sentenced — 2 Years

Posted On Aug 17 2014 by

The Seattle Times reports: Edward Joseph Callow represented a client who was permanently disabled in a car wreck. Nationwide Insurance agreed to pay her a $25,000 advance, plus a $500,000 settlement. But Callow told her the settlement was for only $250,000, and that he would keep one-third of that for attorney’s fees. He also kept the advance. The Supreme Court has disbarred Mr. Callow.  The WSBA reports: Edward J. Callow (WSBA No. 41966, admitted 2009), of Seattle, was disbarred, effective 12/02/2013, by order of the Washington Supreme Court. The lawyer’s conduct violated the following Rules of Professional Conduct: 1.4 (Communication), …