Image for post
Image for post
Rudy Giuliani hired Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP in November 2019 for the Ukraine fiasco. Rudy is apparently no longer a client, the firm has disintegrated. Founder John Pierce is now operating Pierce Bainbridge P.C. and representing Kyle Rittenhouse. Carolynn K. Beck and David L. Hecht moved on to their new firms earlier this year.

Almost two years ago I blew the whistle on financial misdeeds at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP, a law firm hired by Rudy Giuliani. I said the firm was a “house of cards,” “robbing Peter to pay Paul” and would “collapse.” A former long-time firm attorney recently said: “You called this 100% correctly.”

According to the Daily Beast, Pierce Bainbridge founder “[John] Pierce and the once-prominent firm he founded are mired in millions of dollars of debt, while a payday-lender-style loan to cover his own expenses prompted him to take a leave of absence.”

A criminal lawyer in Arizona has asked “Is Kyle Rittenhouse’s Attorney Involved in a Ponzi Scheme?” Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorney is John Pierce. …


Image for post
Image for post
Marc Mukasey (photo from Law.com) & Lin Wood (photo from “Stop the Steal” Rally)

Yahoo called Marc Mukasey — who, as far as we know, had nothing to do with the Capitol or Lin Wood’s related musings — the “lawyer at the center of the Trump Universe” over a year ago. Lin Wood told the masses during a “Stop the Steal” rally “Donald Trump loves you.” As it turns out, both Marc Mukasey and Lin Wood have had my name — Don Lewis — in their mouths. Both attorneys were supporting current Kyle Rittenhouse fundraiser John M. Pierce. …


Image for post
Image for post
Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP founder John M. Pierce. Rudy Giuliani is an ex-client of the firm. James D. Bainbridge, Carolynn K. Beck and David L. Hecht are former named partners who’ve moved on.

Rudy Giuliani hired the law firm Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP for his issues with Ukraine. Despite receiving tens of millions in capital backing from a lawsuit lender Virage Capital Management, the firm cratered months after Rudy was aboard; spin-off firms like Hecht Partners LLP and Bradford Edwards & Varlack LLP were formed. Pierce Bainbridge founder John M. Pierce was hired by Kyle Rittenhouse after all of his partners, and around 60 attorneys, quit. The firm is tens of millions in debt and has been sued more times than one can count on two hands. …


Image for post
Image for post
Kyle Rittenhouse and John Pierce at the Kenosha shooter’s extradition hearing. Pierce spewed lots of noise in advance of the hearing, and proceeded to embarrass himself and fail his client.

The inflammatory rhetoric of Rudy Giuliani’s former lawyer, and current fundraiser for Kyle Rittenhouse, John Pierce was covered yesterday in the Hill Reporter. A related *must-see* brand new 90-second video covering events surrounding the January 6, 2021 attack on our Capitol is below. In addition, recent court filings unearth certain new issues about the finances of Pierce’s firm Pierce Bainbridge, snakes now out from under rocks so to speak; they are addressed after the video.

Without further ado, here is the video. “Trial by Combat?” “Grifters Gonna Grift?” Sound up.

The video, an earlier Medium, and the Hill Reporter perhaps paint of picture of Pierce as an individual with violent tendencies, one of the snakes that has already surfaced. …


Tulsi Gabbard’s name apparently used in levying a threat, a “menace to the legal society” accusation, deceiving own clients, and more.

Image for post
Image for post
David L. Hecht, Tulsi Gabbard, John M. Pierce. (Hecht photo — Southeast Texas Record, Gabbard — Getty Images-Steven Vlasic, Pierce — Tucker Carlson Show.
  • A Congresswoman client’s name apparently being used to threaten to “fu*k up” a former spouse.
  • An accusation that Pierce Bainbridge founder John Pierce is a “menace to the legal society.”
  • A client perhaps being used by John Pierce as a prop to incite violence after the attack on the nation’s Capitol.
  • A promise by John Pierce to handle a case with a “team of the best lawyers in the USA,” yet quitting a few months later.
  • Ex-clients testifying under oath that they were deceived into signing engagement agreements with the Hecht Partners law firm.
  • A recent filing perhaps invokes images of musical chairs, carousels and merry go-rounds with respect to these lawyers and law firms. …

Shocking tweets by the Pierce Bainbridge attorney from the night of the Capitol Attack, as well as in the months leading up to the horrific day.

Image for post
Image for post

Attorney John Pierce chased the representation of Kyle Rittenhouse. Subsequently, he has been heavily involved in Rittenhouse fundraising and, as covered here, is part of a web of connections which tie the University of Notre Dame and Harvard Law School educated attorney to Rudy Giuliani, Roger Stone, George Papadopoulos, Steve Bannon and others. Pierce came under fire after suggesting the Kenosha kill shots were the start of a Revolutionary War — other issues perhaps suggest he may be a bad influence on 18-year old Kyle Rittenhouse. …


The filing seeks confirmation that Virage be repaid before loan brokers who helped Pierce Bainbridge secure tens of millions in capital from the funder.

Image for post
Image for post

Virage Capital Management, a Houston based litigation funder, filed court papers last week to confirm a priority interest over two loan brokers that helped Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP secure tens of millions in capital from the funder. The loan brokers were granted $3.5 million in arbitration late last year and recently petitioned the New York State Supreme Court to confirm the award; Virage has moved to intervene in that action.

Virage says that the brokers must wait in line to get paid; that Virage’s interest is “first priority.” Stated differently, that Virage must get paid the “no less than $59,000,000” the new filing says the funder is owed by Pierce Bainbridge, before the brokers can see a dime. …


Are the antics of fundraiser John Pierce getting in the way of Rittenhouse criminal defense attorney Marc Richards?

Image for post
Image for post
Marc Richards, Kyle Rittenhouse, and John M. Pierce. (Richards photo from McHenry Blog)

“The John Pierce Trail of Tears — people who presumably regret getting involved with the attorney — is long and winding.”

The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson famously said: “Everything Trump Touches Dies.” Attorney John Pierce, a Donald J. Trump fan boy, perhaps in the view of some has the “Reverse Midas Touch.” Pierce is no longer on criminal defense for Kyle Rittenhouse, yet is still making public statements about the case. Is Pierce hurting efforts to secure the Kenosha shooter’s freedom?

Marc Richards, Rittenhouse’s criminal defense attorney, comports like a seasoned, adult professional. Pierce not so much. …


Image for post
Image for post

As of March 2020, the law firm Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP had a debt in the tens of millions and was a defendant in several lawsuits with more to come. With the firm under duress, named partner David L. Hecht claimed to resign and started spin-off firm Hecht Partners LLP. All of the partners at Hecht Partners were partners at Pierce Bainbridge.

Hecht was the Managing Partner of the firm’s biggest office in New York. John M. Pierce is the firm Founder. Hecht was perhaps viewed as Pierce’s primary sidekick. Indeed, at least three of the firm’s former partners opined that Hecht would essentially do whatever Pierce told him to do, with one saying, as included in public court filings, that Hecht would “toss dogs off of cliffs” if Pierce said it was a good strategy. …


Several pro-Donald Trump individuals have been in the orbit of a foundation which was raising funds for Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse. A review of their conduct in light of the attack on our nation’s Capitol is illuminating.

Image for post
Image for post
Lin Wood, Rudy Giuliani & Roger Stone.

Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed two people in late August. Earlier in the year he had a front row seat at a rally for Donald Trump. Suspicions have been raised about the potential exploitation of Rittenhouse in a Trumpian political game, as well potential financial exploitation through an “open scam.” Those two roads perhaps intersect for a group of individuals whose worlds seemingly have connected over the last several months. Perceived themes have been grifting, as well as violence-inducing rhetoric. Rhetoric which may, or may not have, played a role in the attack on the nation’s Capitol

To level set on a background issue, while Rittenhouse eventually made bail, a Twitter account connected to the Rittenhouse Family has accused Lin Wood of being a “fraud,” who “stole” donations and “kept Kyle in jail when he didn’t have to” be there. As a result, notwithstanding the bail, accusations of foul play related to #FightBack donations appear to have intensified rather than subsided. The accuser says the authorities have been contacted. …

About

Don Lewis

Whistleblower retaliated against by the Rudy Giuliani hired corrupt Pierce Bainbridge law firm. Harvard Law graduate. Sunlight needed. @DonLew87 on Twitter.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store