Martin Guajardo, the former San Francisco immigration lawyer accused of scamming his clients, remains at large since City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed suit against him in November 2010. In the meantime, Christopher Stender, an attorney whom the city has accused of aiding and abetting Guarardo's all ... More >>
As undocumented youngsters across America line up today to try to legally avoid deportation, state officials warm them to watch out for potential scams that could put their applications to remain in the United States in jeopardy. California Attorney General released a vague warning today, saying oft ... More >>
State Bar of CaliforniaRobert Noel and Marjorie Knoller in the days when she was free and he was not baking breadIt has been almost 10 years since a beastly 120-pound dog named Bane fatally mauled lacrosse coach Diane Whipple in a Pacific Avenue apartment building while its owner, Marjorie Knolle ... More >>
Will this story ever end?Paul Noe II, the apparent mastermind of alleged schemes bilk the elderly and defraud homeowners, appears to be the unmentioned target of a class-action lawsuit headed for trial this fall.The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court in 2007, alleges fraud by Estate P ... More >>
Police have made a number of arrests and seizures of DJ equipment at underground parties and clubs. Is it enforcement or harassment?
Paul Noe II, the apparent mastermind of a scheme the California Attorney General says was designed to bilk thousands of defaulted homeowners out of their remaining savings, appears even closer to having to suffer for his deeds. "He's such an ass. I would love to see these people jailed, because t ... More >>
So far, two have given it a shot -- but if credulous local media outlets have anything to say about it, then we should probably enlist more.The past several months have seen two disbarred lawyers presenting dubious Zodiac revelations via the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisc ... More >>
The State Bar of California has taken over the law firm of Mitchell Roth, who had, in partnership with convicted felon Paul Noe II, convinced more than 2,000 troubled homeowners to fall for an apparent "foreclosure assistance" scam.The apparent swindle, fist described in the September, 2008 SF Weekl ... More >>
Your ringmasters...At a ridiculously well-attended press conference this afternoon in front of the San Francisco Chronicle, a histrionic red-headed woman named Deborah Perez announced that she had solved perhaps the greatest mystery in the history of Bay Area crime. Her fath ... More >>
But State Bar may stop attorney using, and possibly abusing, the ADA.
Attorney Tom Frankovich and his disabled clients sue small businesses to make them accessible - and make millions
The state bar is supposed to punish dishonest attorneys. Instead, it too often coddles them
Anti-cult crusader Ford Greene and the town of San Anselmo are staging a nasty public fight over Greene's strident anti-Bush political signs. But is that an old religious enemy we see behind the curtain?
The unsettling link between a group of firms that sell financial planning services to elderly Californians and one of the most notorious con men in U.S. history
News reports about the lawyers whose dog killed Diane Whipple have stirred unpleasant memories among a few of their former clients
Students without textbooks. Crumbling facilities. Rats. Spending time at Balboa High School can be a real education.
... so why not lawyer? How our political elite tried and failed to get a law license for sister-killing Eben Gossage.
The international soap opera that surrounds the crumbling San Francisco landmark that was center stage for the incomparable "King of Torts," Melvin Belli
For consultants, the S.F. school district ATM is wide open
Sixteen years ago, Randy Shaw started a housing clinic with $50 and a good idea: educating tenants. Now he's got more than $900,000 a year to spend -- and clout to match.