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FL Bar Wall Of Shame

April 2010 -


Is the Florida Bar retaliating against Florida foreclosure defense attorneys who are exposing the putrid underbelly of the foreclosure mills' malfeasance & rocket docket robo-judges' practices?




I personally know of at least four good foreclosure defense attorneys who have been or are currently being investigated for nonsense and/or unfounded charges.


While foreclosure mill attorneys continue with conduct unbecoming, unprofessional, unethical, and in direct opposition to the standards set forth by the legal profession, foreclosure defense attorneys fend off time consuming and spurious attacks.


One well respected Florida foreclosure defense attorney wrote, "One of my gravest concerns is that foreclosure defense lawyers and homeowner advocates now fear disciplinary investigations or otherr retaliatory actions when they speak out against injustices in our court systems or try to shine a light on fraudulent practices.  These are dangerous times for lawyers of conscience.  To quote Benjamin Franklin: "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."  


If you are a Florida foreclosure defense attorney, I welcome you to share your story, anonymously or not, here on this public page or by emailing me.  The more light we shine on this developing evidence of professional intimidation of foreclosure defense attorneys the better for all concerned.  If you are under attack, know you are not alone.  Others are also experiencing this intimidation and might have advice to share.


We are also interested in hearing from attorneys with expertise in defending against this type of professional witch hunt.


Without our excellent foreclosure defense attorneys, we would not have come so far in exposing the entire cradle to grave fraud seen in all securitized mortgages and all Florida rocket dockets.  We all owe them a great deal of gratitude.


For historical reference, read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a classic American story about a white lawyer whose young daughter narrates the tale of how her family was subjected, in Depression era South, to intimidation tactics after her father choose to excellently defend a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman.


Lisa Epstein

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Comment by Gloria Helman on April 17, 2012 at 5:26am

My Assignment of Mortgage was dated June 24,2011....Yet I didnt get Served a Summon's of Foreclosure til August 26, 2011...Way over the legal Time to be served.....Attorney's  Office in Baltimore Prepared the Assignment(AOM)...YET it was Notorized by a Texas Notary....MMMMMMM............I truly believed Robo-Signed!!!!!!! Any thoughts would be appreciated!!!!!

Comment by Patriot Info on April 17, 2012 at 4:57am
Ok, I have question for our readers.

Would a foreclosure complaint be valid if the Assignment (from MERS) was signed on 2/6/2012, but the Complaint sworn to under penalty of perjury was signed on 2/2/2012 (four days prior)?

I think the attorney may have committed perjury when she stated in paragraph 3 of Count I “Plaintiff holds the note and subject mortgage”.

Also, are there and Pro Se foreclosure litigants in Central Florida interested in teaming up to improve our odds of winning?

Comment by Dave LeForge on February 5, 2012 at 8:43am

Our story is a prime example of what so many hard working Americans are facing from day to day. When President Obama addressed the people at the State of the Union address, he gave us a glimmer of hope for a better future. While addressing the State of the Union, he assured the American people he would hold wrong doers of the Real Estate/foreclosure crisis accountable and ensure for a level playing field.

Our story is a direct reflection of how manipulative, dishonest, and out and out ruthless the Big Banks, lawyers, and judicial system has become. They have infiltrated the very core of our Justice System, while leaving the hard working Americans to fend for themselves. When lawyers mislead, abuse, and manipulate the Federal courts, we know we are in a very unbalanced playing field, and when the courts buy into their lies we know as hard working Americans, there is no Justice what so ever. We can honestly make these accusations based on miserable first hand experiences. We have been forced to endure a sadistic emotional and financial roller coaster ride throughout our journey to reveal the truth of an unsubstantiated wrongful foreclosure. Our understanding of the Judiciary obligation to the people is quite different from what has happened to us. Our understanding of the Judiciary's obligation is to uphold and promote the independence, integrity, and Impartiality of the office, while avoiding impropriety and the appearance of impropriety. We have always believed the people have the right to be heard in order to allow for a level and fair playing field. Truth, Justice and The American way is literally becoming a myth. We the People are beginning to lose confidence in the very thing we hold so dear, and unclear to the intent of which instituted the pledge of allegiance; I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Where do the hard working, truthful American people turn for a fair fight?




Dave LeForge



Comment by Ayshe on November 18, 2011 at 5:14pm

Hi All, desperately need a good defense lawyer that knows how to win a foreclosure action against the bank.  There's a dirty judge in Palm Beach county.  I proved without doubt that the foreclosure action was a sham complaint and under Florida Statute 1.150 requested that the court strike the sham foreclosure action.  I initially filed a Motion to Strike with supporting documentation in July.  The bank and their lawyers never responded - they couldn't it was 80 pages of proof that it was a sham complaint.  I then in October filed a Notice of Fault, Opportunity to Cure, giving them one last chance to respond to my Motion to Strike - again no response.  I then filed a Motion of Final Judgment requesting that the court strike the complaint, remove the cloud on my title and award me fees.  Nothing happened.  The bank then appointed new lawyers who threatened to bill me for their fees for acting for the bank.  I responded saying there was no legal agreement between us etc. Next behind my back they file a Notice of Hearing for a hearing on Tuesday 15th November.  Despite them having my fax and email information and knowing that I was in the UK, they POSTED the letter to my home, which is on a forward to my office.  They had my office in the States address and did not post to that address either.  I didn't get the letter from my US office till the 14th of November - far too late for me to get to the States or to get someone to go in my place. I immediately faxed the judge and also the bank's solicitors telling them that they had not given me 5 days clear notice - they infact gave less than 24 hours notice, and that the hearing had to be dismissed by the judge as legal procedure had not been followed.  The judge went ahead with the hearing and dismissed my Motion to Strike and my Motion for Final Judgment and gave me 10 days to respond to the foreclosure complaint.  Help!  I am in the UK for health treatment and cannot leave here.  I need someone who can run with this.  All documentation is on the computer and can easily be emailed over.  Does anyone know a successful defense lawyer who fights and wins foreclosure cases.  I do not want to lose my home.



Comment by Gloria Helman on November 10, 2011 at 10:16am

We as Floridians owe it to ourselves and all of Florida to Abolish the Fla Bar.....They are enough people to get this done.... 

Comment by Ron Mamita on October 4, 2011 at 11:11am
Please share their contact info so we can show them our support and perhaps hire...
Comment by Aliyyah on September 17, 2011 at 7:11pm

Hi Just to add the foreclosure defense Attorney that I worked for would tell his clients that Lawyers (liars) dont go after other (Lawyers)  is this true.  By the way he has told everyone that I am angry because I know longer work there.  The only thing that I was upset about is because I had to make a Police report to get my last paycheck because he wanted me to sign a document stating that I was terminated when I had just earned "employee of the month" the previous month.  Miami- Dade.  If you all had a clue of who this is, your mouths would hang open.



Comment by Aliyyah on September 17, 2011 at 6:54pm

There are a few great foreclosure defense lawyers out there unfortunately I did not work for one.

His goal was to keep the client's paying HUGE monthly fees from $800- $2,000/mo and this is still going on. some people have lost their homes.  One client paid the firm $50,000 and lost her home to a bank sale because no one in legal kept track of the docket.  I wish that I could work with with someone who truly wants to fight back. 786-294-7671

Comment by Christian Meister on September 14, 2011 at 3:25pm
if you are serious about this, order the jurisdictionary course from Frederick Graves ...
Comment by K D on September 13, 2011 at 12:03pm
I have a "motion to amend original complain" hearing next month. The plaintiff is changing the wording from (owner and holder) to (servicer). A complete 180 turn, how can they do this? they also included a copy of the lost note with stamped endorsements, an un notarized affidavit, copies of the paperwork that should have been in original fililng. Original filing had no assignment until 11 days after the filing. Assignment from mers. I filed a motion to dismiss months ago but nothing happened. This time I filed a "motion to dismiss amended complaint for fraud on the court" How do I get my objection to their amendment motion in before they start with their motion. How and when do I object at the hearing?   thanks.
Comment by Ron Mamita on September 12, 2011 at 10:20pm

These are (not just for lawyers) dangerous times for lawyers of conscience (but for us all).

I keep having a wonderful dream of global mortgage boycotts...  ;)


"Free people don't want to be governed from the left, right, or center;
free people want to govern themselves."
LOVE & Peace

Comment by L on July 19, 2011 at 4:55pm

FL Bar on Fraudclosures | Lawyers Obligated by Law to Disclose Felonious Foreclosure Paperwork :

Comment by L on July 19, 2011 at 4:51pm
Bank of America's Lawyer Plays Dirty, Attacks Non-profit Attorney Who Represents Victims of Foreclosure Fraud :
Comment by Mongo Laconte on July 12, 2011 at 12:49am
Where can U find a reliable Florida lawyer? are there any? I have some questions.
Comment by Give me back my house on June 29, 2011 at 10:52pm
On Tommy Pueschell posting of June 19, 2011........Beth Cottrell supervises a team of 8 people including Whitney K. Cook..They all signed over 18,000 documents per month such as Affidavits of Amounts Due and Owing WITHOUT REVIEWING THEM AND "WITHOUT HAVING PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE" and signing them NOT in the presence of a Notary Public as required by law. This was stated by Beth Cottrell in different depositions.......they also prepared thousands of Assignments of Mortgage for a company in one State and notarized in a different State.....The Law firm of Ben Ezra & Katz has committed perjury in different courts in florida by lying to the courts....When they file complaints, they first will tell the court that their client / the Plaintiff is the OWNER AND HOLDER of the Note and Mortgage and its authorized to foreclose.....then in Count II, a few paragraphs later, they will LIE and they will tell the court that they LOST THE NOTE.....all in the same complaint.......then all of a sudden the Original Note and Mortgage that were lost, all appear......and they file them with the court to obtain the Summary Judgment.....They lost a case in Miami with Judge Cohen Lando......and the case was DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.....the plaintiff cannot refile again........and the judge states in the order that they committed fraud on the court.....check it out..... and check your complaint....readers, check all your complaints and look for these two counts.......and if the plaintiff all of a sudden filed the original note and mortgage.......if this is the case file a MOTION OF DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE FOR FRAUD ON THE COURT..........Good Luck!!
Comment by Tommy Pueschell on June 19, 2011 at 8:31am
I am still trying to find an attorney to help me. I have found several points of fraud in my forecloseure, one of those is a robo signer "WHITNEY K. COOK". I have no money, but I feel I have laid out a case that has consequences of $132,000,000.00. The firm "BEN EZRA & KATZ" are the ones that perpetrated the fraud on me. That firm has been thrown out of the courts in Miamai/Dade county here in Fl for bringing in fake paper work. I see they have now laid off  256 employees in that firm. They stole my home of 36yrs, and my family are now homeless. I truly beleive that God says he will take the wealth from the wicked and give it to the saints. That is what I trust in everyday. These people along with JP Morgan Chase need to pay for the sins they have committed against society. Someone please help me so I can help many more that need it. I want to use money I win to help bring these forecloseure mills to their knees.
Comment by Christian Meister on May 21, 2011 at 7:52am

Comment regarding Sean Quinn's entry.


Just to let you know that my comments are in response to my research (and Frederick Graves' observations) that apply to many (or  most) attorneys as observed in Lee County, Florida.  It does not mean that the attorney you work for falls into the "bad attorney" category.  There are exceptions.


I encourage you,  however, to get the jurisdictionary course and then compare what your attorney is doing with what the jurisdictrionary course teaches and see if the attorney's actions match up and if not, why not, and is it important or is it not.


Obviously, if the attorney you work for wins every single case (no need to do anything really or?)


Since you say "and he [the attorney you work for] wins," I am curious to know: What is your attorneys' win-rate for mortgage foreclosure cases?  Is is 100% 99% 80% 60%?


If this attorney's success rate (or your success rate if you are the attorney himself) is 90% or higher, I surely would want to meet him for coffee.


Also, if you were in Lee County, FL, it is almost a certainty that an attorney who does not appeal (and most do not) has no chance of being anywhere near the 60 to 70% success rate if he does not appeal.


So, I am very curious to know why the attorney you work for has such a high success rate.  "And he wins" implies that he is, at least, very close to where he should be.... (80% 90%?)




Comment by Sean Quinn on May 19, 2011 at 4:08pm
The law firm I work at when he goes to mediation in Martin County, the center can't stand him because he is big on making sure all the prcedures are followed.  He is big on asking for attorney's fees when the plaintiff screws up.  AND HE WINS.  I love it.  Even a center designed to help (hopefully) put an end to the case, via mediation, treat defense attorney's like crap.
Comment by Christian Meister on May 2, 2011 at 9:25am

Please be sure to read the Letter to the U.S. Resident!


Comment by Christian Meister on April 26, 2011 at 4:12am

If you have any questions about this post, please contact me - just Google my name - phone is 786-390-4985.




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