Monterey County: Commissioner Stoner Grants Media Request in DV Court- Attorney Debra Crawford's Ethics Questioned- Link to State Bar Leaders and Bravo TV Show
The story of the Annis v. Law case is not much different than other divorce cases these days, until you consider that attorney Debra Crawford acted as the lawyer for a wife in a divorce case, and then turned around and married her client's ex-husband. Many are wondering how the Bar could allow such misconduct and how an American justice system never protected a wife betrayed by her own lawyer in a divorce case. Sadly the story is all too familiar in California's modern family courts these days where one spouse, and an unscrupulous lawyer appear to be free to make false claims to avoid lawful child support and property division issues.
The rest of the story here is that Dr. Annis, who faced felony charges in Illinois for prescription drug misuse. appears to have used his new blushing bride to assist him in legally obtaining a bogus DV claim against his former spouse, in advance of a property division in a long term marriage. Sadly for Ms. Law that system continues to fail her as it recently renewed the DVRO, subjecting her to a 5 year restraining order, where she continues to be required to send bills and information to Dr. Annis at her former lawyers offices. Ms. Law also alleges Ms. Crawford is going through her personal mail and contacting her suppliers and agents improperly to continue to harass and discredit her while she locks herself away in the marriage to the feeble looking Dr. Annis.
The Monterey case is not alone. False Domestic Violence claims abound in several family law cases in Santa Clara County as well. Family lawyers in Silicon Valley including Jim Cox, Brad Baugh, Walter Hammon, Nat Hales, Richard Roggia, Elise Mitchell, Rebekah Frye, Heather Allan and Valerie Houghton routinely make false DV claims against former spouses , show a disturbing new vogue litigation tactic that appears to be designed to help wealthy Silicon Valley men avoid child and spousal sport obligations.
Elise Mitchell may be one of the worst examples of lawyers gone bad, Ms. Mitchell represents former 49er Ray Mc Donald , who is standing trial in Santa Clara County for rape and EPRO violations, that includes child endangerment. Mr. Mc Donald has been free to roam the streets and have unsupervised visits with his 2 year old son, despite being a raging admitted alcoholic. As Mc Donald claims his innocence in his family court custody case, where he is represented by Mitchell, Q reporters caught Mr. Mc Donald and his sexy Nanny in downtown Campbell bars as recently as April 6, 2017 , weeks before he faces criminal trial. Has Ms. Mitchell violated her ethical duties and whored herself out to the press claiming Mr. McDonald's victims are using the press to gain an advantage in a custody matter?
In a similar display of unethical conduct and unscrupulous conflict of interest, attorney Brad Baugh is reported to have once represented a young woman as a child in her parent's divorce case, where her father was represented by disgraced lawyer Nat Hales. When the Los Gatos woman grew up, Brad Baugh represented her boyfriend Don W, in his Los Gatos divorce, and filed a DVRO against the woman after she claims she tried to warn Don's ex wife, the Los Gatos Boy Scouts and Little League, after she came to believe Brad Baugh's client exhibited behavior consistent with sexual abuse of young boys. Are Santa Clara County Courts and DA Jeff Rosen using Silicon Valley divorce cases to cover up sex abuse of children in Los Gatos Boy Scotts and Little League Programs?
Records obtained by Q show that while James Towery acted as Senior Trial Counsel for California's State Bar, he failed to discipline lawyers like Crawford, while he disbarred lawyers like Michael Pines, a lawyer who tried to protect clients from illegal foreclosures.
Ms. Law was one such victim that Towery ignored while climbing the crony network of Silicon Valley. Ms. Law has reportedly felt very alone in a battle not only against a former husband, but against his new wife, Ms. Law's former divorce lawyer. On April 6, 2017 a small Silicon Valley publisher made a media request in the case and an ongoing investigation into the attorney misconduct in Dr. Annis' case has taken a new turn.
It appears that lawyers like Debra Crawford, Baugh, Roggia,, Cox , Houghton , Allan and Walter Hammon. Joseph Rusenello and Hector Moreno have a special immunity, one that can only come from a former senior Chief Trial Counsel of California's State Bar,
It now appears that while Towery was Senior Trial Counsel at the Bar, a number of financial matters were called into question and Towery left under a sea of ethics questions for his failures to address attorney misconduct. Towery's unethically conduct and cronyism has left him incapable of acting fairly as a judge in family courts, where 70% if the litigants often involuntarily act against a seasoned lawyer who never faced proper discipline as shown by Towery's legacy. Towery is currently a judge in Ray McDonald's custody case, where Mitchell appears as a lawyer and where Towery and his wife Karen Sinunu Towery , who spent 30 years in the DA's office , are admitted 49er fans.
The State Bar's cronyism will be called into question on April 11, 2017. as disbarred lawyer Patricia Barry will argue her case to maintain her Bar Card and proceed in a Sherman Anti Trust Case vetting the Bar's Dirty Laundry. and where lawyers and activists critical of the State Bar will be called as witnesses.
Q has been investigating the Dirty Laundry long before the federal case was filed.
Towery, known for his sexual deviant behavior in Silicon Valley's legal community may be the small fish in the swamp of the State Bar, on April 11, 2017 that issue will come to the attention of a Federal Judge.