We often hear that a case or claim was dismissed on a “technicality”. Chances are, what really happened was that a lawyer failed to comply with legal requirements and caused the case to be lost. Some attorneys fail to do the basic things necessary for a successful lawsuit. For example, they may fail to show up in court at all.
On June 8, 2016 Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Valerie Adair ruled on the Candil Hall School defendants motion to dismiss. For those not up to speed please listen to the Clark County, Nevada courtroom audio provided in the previous blog post titled Todd Matthew Phillips: Americas Most Libelous Litigator? It’s entertaining to say the least.
Unable to digest the reality of his own courtroom incompetence and complaint dismissal Revolt Revoke Restore attorney Todd Matthew Phillips decided his best course of action would be an act of desperation; attempting to disqualify the judge. A judge who obtained her bachelor of arts degree from Harvard University and her juris doctorate, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center where she served as editor of the law review but I digress.
The on-line antics of Mr. Phillips are well documented and can only be described as bizarre. For example:
In reality, as you can see in the Las Vegas District Court AFFIDAVIT pictured below, Mr. Phillips actually filed on June 13, 2016 at 6:45 PM. Apparently it’s sometimes difficult for a compulsive liar to keep their story straight.
Do you need a tissue Todd?
Why claim “no litigant can know Dept. XXI’s telephonic appearance rules until it’s too late” when they are in fact readily available on the Clark County Courts website?
As a matter of fact, one can also learn about CourtCall on courtcall.com.
Below is Judge Valerie Adair’s response to the ridiculous AFFIDAVIT filed by Phillips.
Black’s Law Dictionary defines malpractice as “negligence or incompetence” by a professional. It can be discouraging and frustrating when you feel that your attorney is not doing his or her best job on your case. The rules of legal ethics in most states require attorneys to be honest and to be able to do their job at a certain level of competence. If you feel that your legal representative has lied or misled you, or is performing their duties a level below that of a competent attorney, you may want to get the authorities involved.
Perhaps Amber will file a complaint.