Bob Grundstein, like many lawyers who expose legal misconduct, found out his good deed raised the ire of the WA State Bar(WSBA). The WSBA feels it is their ‘obligation’ to hide their dirty laundry so the “public” doesn’t become concerned with the “lack of integrity” within our judicial system. And the WSBA will stop at nothing to insure all lawyers keep their mouth shut about such things or face the WSBA’s wrath. Lawyers who “expose” corruption risk the loss of their license to practice law. See Doug Schafer’s story as added proof.
When Bob Grundstein, a lawyer from Vermont, wrote about a corrupt Ohio Judge and reported a WA State lawyer to the WSBA, the WSBA retaliated by disbarring Grundstein rather than deal with the corrupt judge and lawyer. A legal battle has ensued between Bob Grundstein and the WSBA over the Bar’s criminal tactics by which to accomplish its goals to silence critics of the legal establishment.
Now the Washington State Bar Office of Disciplinary counsel finds itself in a bright and focused light. The Federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals in NY City has ordered oral argument on Robert Grundstein’s suit against ODC and its employees Linda Eide, Douglas Ende and Lisa Hammel. Grundstein sued in Vermont Federal Court after a WSBA disbarment proceeding which can only be described as criminal and seditious. WSBA removed all of Grundstein’s evidence from the record and amended its complaint at hearing to change the requested sanction from “Probation” to “Disbarment. Setting oral argument is very rare. The Second Circuit is in NY city only orders Oral Argument when it sees a serious defect or issue.
Grundstein is in the process of exposing the corrupt procedural and substantive practices of ODC. A victory in the Second Circuit and remand to the Vermont District Court will make a victory against the bar accessible. Grundstein has a convincing case, the Vermont Supreme Court recently examined Grundstein’s WSBA disbarment….then allowed him to take its state bar exam. Statistically, an almost impossible event.