" Q" News & Investigations- March 27, 2017 Updates
Bob Blevans may have wet his suit pants earlier this week when Tracy Hayward showed up to assist her friend in a crooked little Kangaroo court case run by attorney Diana Richmond, the lawyer acting as a private judge who equals attorneys Nat Hales, Brad Baugh, Richard Roggia, Catherine Gallagher, James Cox, Mark Erickson , Elise Mitchell and Nancy Perkovich in topping the list of Q investigations.
As a defensive move, Blevans and Richmond tossed false allegations at Hayward, after Hayward reportedly caught Blevans and Richmond engaging in exparte commucnaitons, in a hallway, as her pro per friend sat in an empty conference room waiting for her sham of a "hearing " under Richmond's 638 appointment to begin.
Blevan's and Richmond's false reports were able to get SF police to remove Ms. Hayward from 1 Embarcadero. Blevans does not appear worried, despite the State Bar opening another investigation on him following the Hayward case being upheld by the Supreme Court earlier this month.
Diana Richmond, another attorney the State Bar has continued to unleash on the public as a private judge is reported to have encouraged her "private" court reporters to change court transcripts, in what would certainly be a violation of the law, and grounds for disbarment. Her rulings appear to continue to thumb her nose at pro per litigants and lawyers who try to report her misconduct and her cronyism is cloaked in judicial immunity from Napa to San Francisco where she appears to be another menace to divorce litigants much like what has been seen with Nancy Perkovich and Nat Hales, where a Bar run by crooks and cronies like James Towery, Sherie McLetchie and now Fox are all asleep at the public wheel but driving off in the latest sports car with their cronies who have created havoc in California's family courts.
Richmond, like Brad Baugh, Nat Hales, James Cox, Richard Roggia, Heather Allan, Rebecca Frye, and Walter Hammon, have been avoiding State Bar discipline since Santa Clara County lawyer James Towery secured a position as top senior trial counsel in 2010.
Towery appears to have been illegally protecting some lawyers, while harshly prosecuting others in a manner that is self serving where he is entrenched with wives, ex-wives and buddies in Silicon Valley's legal community . Even now as a sitting judge, Towery appears to be continuing to use his State Bar connections to go after innocent lawyers, and ignore the crooks who harm the public, in the same manner as Victoria Henley protects crooked family law judges, which now includes James Towery himself. Towery clearly knows where the legal bodies are buried and he has a license to take money , property and children,. while appointing lawyers as "experts " in the cases before him.
Henley, now the subject of both state and federal lawsuits herself. is defending public criticism with public funds, as the state's judiciary is under public attack , at the same time Chief Justice Cantil - Sakayuke is begging for more money to fight the very public she is elected and appointed to serve. There is no evidence the state's current judicial leadership has acted to protect the pubic and clean house, and that may pose a very dangerous position where the state's legal system is concerned. The current state and federal lawsuits show that the Commission on Judicial Performance , led by Henley, failed to protect the public from corrupt judges like Judge Moss, who acted criminally to steal land from senior citizens. Each county has such judges: Mills in Contra Costa, Towery in Santa Clara, but add in these private judges, JAMS and referees, that Towery ignored at the State Bar, the problem eclipses what can be addressed in state courts.
Protecting Judge Moss, Judge Towery and Judge Mills may have a cost of more than state and federal lawsuit that tax payers won't tolerate, and that lawyers and judges might consider before circling their wagons. The pro pers and the Qs have declared war on the dangerous judges and lawyers, and their are more pro pers and Q's than judges and lawyers.
In Santa Clara County , seasoned lawyers like Travis Krepalka , Hector Moreno, Elise Mitchell and Walter Hammon are reportedly acting paranoid in court, assuming everyone is there to watch them and reporting back to Q . CPAs including James Butera, Michael Thomspon and Megan Thompson are reportedly worried as catching the bad lawyers could disrupt a very lucrative flow of business, where CPAs make millions preparing false (or misleading) accountings for certain lawyers and their unethical clients in Silicon Valley's lucrative divorce and real estate deals.
So called custody experts and psychologists are also the subject of investigative reporters, who have been looking into the links between family law custody experts used in divorce cases, funded with Silicon Valley real property equity. CPAs and psychologists appear to be misusing the law, to enrich themselves from community property. Lawyers like Cox, Hales, Roggia Hougthton and Baugh have been allowed to act as trustees and receivers, where Santa Clara has had a known problem since Towery had his hands all over the State Bar discipline files.
On the list of psychologists being investigated, , Sullivan, Houghton, Stahl , Smith , Packard, and Pearlmutter are among the few who have caused the state t0 look at the psychologists involved in family law cases, where they are granted immunity in return for charging parents huge fees and costs. Q investigations has led to Michael Kerner topping the list. Kerner has reportedly had hundreds of complaints, which have been ignored by San Mateo and Santa Clara County judges, counties and Kerner's own licensing board. Orlando Smith, is not far behind Kerner as court files show these men appear to be conspiring with documented abusers and criminals, and awarding them full custody when mothers attempting to protect their children try to speak up. All paid fro with pricy Silicon Valley real estate.
Most alarming is the pattern of using real estate in family law cases. Rather than equally dividing community property in a California divorce , court files show that a core group of lawyers, real estate agents and companies (Terry Houghton, Patty Filice) are using divorce cases and real property equity to drag custody battles out for years. This in turn pays custody experts, CPAs and others to keep fighting and discord going in divorces that now last 7-10 years before couples and their estates are legally divided.
Alarming new evidence also links the Los Gatos Police, the San Jose police and the Santa Clara County DA's office, under Jeff Rosen, to these cases, some dating back 20 years and some including lawyers in the DA's office, including Judge Towery's wife.
In 2011 James Towery viciously charged attorney Michael Pines, disbarring him and chasing him down to silence him at all costs. Pine's crime at the State Bar? He attempted to point clients to the county's illegal foreclosure issues. by encouraging them to stay in their homes.
Towery's conduct came under suspicion when he appeared to go after Pines, but ignored the countless complaints against lawyers in San Jose proper , including those made against his wife's colleagues in DA Jeff Rosen's office.
San Jose's Sixth District Court of Appeal may have been in on trying to block records that connect Towery and other judges to Silicon Valley real estate fraud, where pricy homes in Los Gatos and Santa Clara County were not the biggest, or only, jewel stolen in drawn out divorce cases.
Now that the state's highest court has overturned the Sixth District's Public Records case, important real estate records are fair game, and developers of big Silicon Valley real estate including Lynch of Los Gatos (represented by Nat Hales and Brad Baugh in his divorce case) and may be more connected to the South County giants like the Felice and Sobrato families, than the public was led to believe. Seems James Towery's private email account, and personnel records at the State Bar, might be a little more relevant to Governor Jerry Brown appointing him to Santa Clara County Family Court than the state's legal system, the DA or the Los Gatos police department would want to admit .