Is John Pierce Murdering Kyle Rittenhouse’s Courtroom Chances?
Are the antics of fundraiser John Pierce getting in the way of Rittenhouse criminal defense attorney Marc Richards?
“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. One wonders if perhaps Rittenhouse would better be served if Pierce was muzzled?
Pierce efforts at pushing the recent Rittenhouse fundraising appeal could perhaps be done more effectively by a Rittenhouse supporter with a larger social media presence. Think about it? What is John Pierce bringing to the table that a more professional, less perhaps self-interested, social media account with a bigger legitimate following could not do?
As for the incessant Pierce noise, are his antics helping or hurting Kyle Rittenhouse’s overall cause?
For example. . .
- Is it helping Kyle Rittenhouse that Pierce likened his kill shots to the start of a revolutionary war?
- Is it helping Kyle Rittenhouse that Pierce embarrassed himself and the defense team when the prosecutors said Pierce’s involvement provided “ample opportunity for self-dealing and fraud?”
- Is it helping Kyle Rittenhouse when Pierce is promoting “bikinis and yoga pants” as merchandise to fundraise for the shooter?
- Is it helping Kyle Rittenhouse that Pierce is posting all-smiles photos of Kyle, so it looks like Rittenhouse has no remorse for killing two people regardless of the circumstances?
- Is it helping Kyle Rittenhouse that Pierce keeps putting his mother Wendy Rittenhouse in front of a microphone?
Is the cash strapped John Pierce using the Rittenhouse family as fundraising props to the ultimate detriment of the criminal case?
Is the cash strapped Pierce — who owes money all over town personally and professionally — perhaps relying on donations as a “personal slush fund”?
Whatever the case may be, the apparent John Pierce “Reverse Midas Touch”, in our view, should not present a comforting picture if one is a Rittenhouse fan.
In just the last two years, Pierce appears to have disappointed:
- 60 attorneys or so who quit his firm
- 5 vendors of legal services who say Pierce’s firm stiffed them
- 4 cash advance providers who also say Pierce and his firm stiffed them
- 2 loan brokers who say they secured Pierce’s firm tens of millions in financing but got stiffed on their commission
- 1 litigation finance company that is owed tens of millions after backing Pierce’s firm
- 1 ex-client who reported John Pierce to the California State Bar and called him a “menace to the legal society;” the complaint was dismissed with the Bar informing the individual that criminal authorities could be contacted
- 1 ex-client who has accused Pierce’s firm of running a Ponzi Scheme
- 1 ex-client who is reportedly facing hard times after his case was thrown out with $0.00 awarded; a case Pierce reportedly told the ex-client would win so much money the ex-client would be able to retire
- 1 ex-client whose case Pierce dropped in October 2020, while whining to the court that his firm was understaffed and overwhelmed
Kyle Rittenhouse is on trial for double murder. The stakes could not be more serious, nor the repercussions if John Pierce blows this for him.
As for Marc Richards, he seems measured, prepared, professional and, presumably, he has a plan.
Is Pierce’s carnival barking noise helping or hindering what Richards may have mind?
The John Pierce Trail of Tears — people who presumably regret getting involved with the attorney — is long and winding.
Will the names Kyle Rittenhouse and Marc Richards wind up on the list?
Time will tell.