Is the Pierce Bainbridge Lawyer Representing Kyle Rittenhouse Attempting to Incite Violence?
John Pierce’s partners at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP left earlier this year for Hecht Partners LLP, Goldstein & McClintock LLLP, Bradford Edwards & Varlack LLP and more. Pierce formed Pierce Bainbridge P.C. thereafter and Kyle Rittenhouse became a client. Controversy continues to surround the Harvard Law School educated attorney; a suggestion that Pierce may have attempted to incite violence is the latest in a series of issues.
The suggestion arose from a tweets captured below that Pierce penned last night. One is in harmony with the recent “election fraud” tune of Pierce’s former client Rudy Giuliani; it dubiously claims that “Trump won in a landslide.”
Issues with Pierce existed prior to the mass partner exodus. In 2018, Pierce was referred to by one ex-partner as a “narcissistic sociopath,” and another as a “fu*king lunatic.” In 2019, his ex-wife expressed concern in a publicly filed declaration about Pierce’s mental well-being; she also obtained a second domestic violence restraining order against him. Pierce Bainbridge LLP was accused of “stonewalling” a subpoena for financial documents related to those proceedings. (The relevant filings are available at Superior Court of the State of California County of Los Angeles, Central District. CASE No. BD 639 740.)
Violence appears to be a theme, Pierce’s client Kyle Rittenhouse engaged in extremely violent conduct; and in 2016, Pierce lost his job at the K&L Gates law firm for physically assaulting a co-worker; he was also subject to a separate domestic violence restraining order. (The relevant materials are in the previously mentioned filings.)
Eye-popping tweets published last night by the Rittenhouse attorney are below, including one admonishing Pierce: “stop trying to incite violence.”
The tweets remind of one from Pierce a few months ago. It received immediate backlash and was deleted. It was even covered in a write-up on Snopes.com, which includes a preserved copy.
Was Rudy Giuliani’s “good friend” John M. Pierce attempting to incite violence?
“Time to dust off those Second Amendment Rights”?
We leave it to you decide.