Where do famous lawyers go when they need a lawyer?
According to this, we are about to find out:
LawNewz.com has confirmed that the State Bar of California has opened up an investigation into possible misconduct by high profile California attorney Gloria Allred.
Allred’s “case has been forwarded to the State Bar’s Enforcement Unit for further investigation and possible prosecution.”
The charges against Allred are still unknown, but fact that the case has been forwarded is unusual and is worth noting.
As LawNewz adds:
“If it appears, however, that the attorney may be a repeat offender or have committed a violation where there is a serious likelihood of discipline being imposed, an investigator and a Bar prosecutor from the Enforcement Unit take over the investigation,” the California Bar’s website states. According to records, Allred has no disciplinary history with the State Bar of California, but experts say the fact the complaint was “taken up the chain” could be significant.
Allred came out swinging against the charges, as one might expect:
Someone has attempted to shake me down by threatening to report me to the State Bar unless I paid him a large sum of money. I have refused to pay this individual any amount of money. I will not be threatened or bullied by false accusations.
The State Bar is required to notify lawyers in the event of any investigation. We have not been notified by the State Bar of any complaint or any investigation.
Allred said she had a “spotless record” and wouldn’t allow anyone to “damage my reputation.”
Whatever the outcome, there are sure to be many Republicans who will enjoy seeing Allred squirm a little.
She is, after all, an attorney who made her reputation primarily filing lawsuits, both nationally and locally, against Republican candidates, suits that seemed suspiciously timed to undermine their campaigns.
It was Gloria Allred who represented Sharon Bialek when she filed a sexual harassment suit against then-Republican presidential candidiate Herman Cain.
It was Gloria Allred who represented Nicky Diaz, the housekeeper who claimed she was mistreated by then-Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman.
It was Gloria Allred who represented Rhonda Miller in her sexual harassment suit against then-Republican gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger.
It was Gloria Allred who represented Maureen Stemberg when she accused then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of perjury.
And of course it was Gloria Allred who represented Summer Zervos against then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.