I have to say I am NOT in the business of making attorney referrals. I am much more interested in “disbarring the entire profession” and thereby restoring free-market competition based on competence alone to the legal profession. I submit that abolition of the Court-licensed “integrated” bar, abolition State Supreme Court issued law licenses, and allowing all people who care to educate themselves or obtain education formally to engage in the same freedom of speech, freedom of association, and free exercise of the right to petition as enjoyed by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Marshall, Roger Brooke Taney, Samuel Jones Tilden, and yes, even Abraham Lincoln. I would thus like to restore robust freedom to think, create, and imagine the best ideals, rather than the most practical and politically effective expedients, to the actual practice of law and legal advocacy.
But having been at least “roped into it” by publishing my response to one reader’s letter, earlier today, I feel obliged to publish my good friend Catherine Bryan’s Response and HER (Kokopelli Community Workshop’s) list of “Recommended Attorneys”. But for the record, I have had NO personal contact, direct or indirect, with even a single one of the lawyers whose names are listed (at Catherine’s/ Kokopelli’s behest alone, without crosschecking or any other due diligence exercise) below, except as mentioned in my own article/blog-post earlier today.
BUT ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING, LET ME MAKE THIS ONE THING VERY, VERY CLEAR:
I DO NOT RECOMMEND WORKING WITH LICENSED ATTORNEYS—I RECOMMEND RELIEVING THEM OF THEIR MONOPOLY STATUS, THEIR FAUX STATUS and TITLES OF NOBILITY “ESQUIRE” and “OFFICERS OF THE COURT” and ABOVE ALL I RECOMMEND, ADVOCATE, AND AS U.S. SENATOR WOULD FIGHT TO DESTROY FOREVER LAWYERS’ SPECIAL DEPENDENT RELATIONSHIP ON AND WITH THE JUDGES BEFORE WHOM THEY MUST APPEAR:
multiple complaints tell us these attorneys all rake in big money and never do any effective work!
I have a pile of homeowner complaints on my desk from multiple homeowners say they were ripped off by Paul and Diane Beal and no good reports on either won of them.
Kokopelli Community Workshop foreclosure relief project (link) has recently received an enormous number of urgently requested legal referrals for victims of predatory lending who urgently require the services a qualified attorney.
There are currently around 1,000 foreclosures recorded each day in San Diego County alone and unfortunately good legal help for any reasonable cost is quite difficult to come by. Anyone interviewing an attorney should insist that the attorney in question provide a list of several cases they have actually won! Our ongoing investigation into wrongful attorney practices reveal that many attorneys who have wonderful predatory lending web-site but are really interested in acquiring your property and their real business is their real estate brokerage.
The sad news is a majority of attorneys charge hefty retainers and have never or seldom actually won a case or even assisted the homeowner to negotiate with their creditor. To make matters worse there any a number of people including attorneys selling quick fixes through filing commercial liens and other instant rescue systems, none of which work and all of which drain the homeowners pocket book. There seem to be far more predatory attorneys and predatory rescue scams than true remedy.
The bad news is there are a multitude of homeowners currently reporting that they are enticed into default by loss mitigation specialists who work for the servicer or the bank. The good news is some judges are considering loan mod fraud as valid grounds for taking affirmative action and in a few cases have found the bank instead of the homeowner to be at fault.
Kokopelli Workshop Project is actively involved in large analysis and statistical study of how judges review cases where homeowners pursue affirmative against banks for wrongful foreclosure and which cases settle out of court, and we study which cases actually win, and why. Here is our list of qualified attorneys who have won or settled one or more predatory lending cases; and no complaints!
THEODORE E. BACON (CA Bar No. 115395)
SCOTiJ. STILMAN (CA Bar No. 120239)
NANETtE B. BARRGAN (CA Bar No. 240116)
AL V ARADOSMITH
A Professional Corporation
633 W. Fifth Street, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Tel: (213) 229-2400
Fax: (213) 229-2499Law Offices of Kenneth Graham
1575 Treat Blvd. #105, Walnut Creek,
California website, www.elaws.com.
ALAN L. GERACI, ESQ.
Karen S. Spicker, SBN 127934 Doan Law Firm, LLP 2850 Pio Pico Drive, Suite D Carlsbad, CA 92008