In September of 2012 we decided we needed a little more legal help. We already had two Federal Attorneys, but the harassment had gotten to the point where our Attorneys were being harassed as well. Not only did we need a different kind of representation, but they did as well.
Keep in mind, our Federal Attorneys are also protected by an Executive order just as we are.
We think one of the main reasons the harassment has continued and escalated is because EVERYTHING has been kept quiet. We decided we all needed more fire power and publicity. We found an attorney that we liked that met all of the criteria we were looking for. Not only was he with a large firm, he had an active role from time to time on a major news channel and shared some of the same views we did on a lot of issues.
Our attorneys met with this person and discussed what needed to be done. This attorney agreed to all terms and even signed a contract laying out all the obligations that would be required. Some of the obligations included several legal filings as well as talking about our case on the news channel he was on. We all decided to move forward and hire this attorney after a significant retainer was paid.
This attorney was sent several documents concerning our case. He told our attorneys he had gotten through most of the documentation. Our legal filings were to be done in October and then discussed on the news channel he worked for. The filings and publicity for the filings were very “time sensitive” and it was imperative that everything was done on time.
The attorney told our Federal attorneys that the legal filings had be done. We waited all week long for something to be discussed on the news channel and nothing. There was no excuse for this attorney not to be able to talk about our case, he was on the news channel everyday that week.
One of our Federal attorneys contacted the courts concerning the legal filings. There was no record of anything being filed. The attorney was contacted, he swore up and down that everything had been filed. Despite what this attorney claims, it now makes sense why nothing was talked about on the news channel. You’re not going to discuss a case like this if nothing was ever filed with the court.
Needless to say, this attorney had breached our contract. Not only was our contract breached, we later discovered a huge conflict of interest with this attorney that he should have divulged. It now makes us wonder, was this political or financial? After seeing an interesting video that was brought to our attention, we think it was a little of both. (This might be talked about more, depending on how things work out.)
Even though we highly doubt any services were actually rendered, the attorney was sent a letter letting him know his services were no longer needed. It took roughly 3 months for our Federal attorneys to get their retainer back.
Hopefully this serves as a lesson to us and others out there. People aren’t always what they seem to be on TV, especially news channel personalities. They all have their agendas, whether it be financial, political or simply ratings. Everything is said and done for a reason, unfortunately integrity is often thrown out the window.