Scam of a Lawyer? Who is John Pierce?
Ex-lawyer for Rudy Giuliani John M. Pierce is representing Kyle Rittenhouse. Rittenhouse took a big loss today on extradition. A seasoned lawyer named Robert Barnes has been calling Pierce out. Barnes has been spot on.
A judge ruled today that Kyle Rittenhouse will be extradited to Wisconsin. John Pierce has been handling his case. Pierce has no criminal law experience. Some says Pierce is embarrassing himself. Is that to be expected? Maybe so, maybe not. Let’s take a look: Who is John Pierce?
For starters, Pierce owes money all over town, was accused of breaching child support obligations and terrorized his ex-wife to the point she’s received two domestic violence restraining orders for her protection since 2016.
This article poses the question: Is the Lawyer for Kyle Rittenhouse a Deadbeat?
Pierce’s Rittenhouse failures have made a seasoned lawyer named Robert Barnes look prescient. Barnes has characterized Pierce, among other things, as “incompetent” and the “Avenatti of the right.” Highly recommended short video featuring Barnes below.
The Calamity at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP
Pierce is representing Rittenhouse under the banner of “Pierce Bainbridge P.C.” Giuliani was his client at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP. The firm imploded under the weight of a $65,000,000 debt to Virage Capital, lies under oath, repeatedly pledging the same collateral in exchange for tens of millions in cash, mass exodus of attorneys, and what can be fairly viewed as a failure of leadership — the role of Carolynn K. Beck, the firm’s ex-General Counsel, now with Goldstein & McClintock LLLP, is interesting.
Perhaps pressure has Pierce working nights. Check out the screenshot from the Jeanine Pirro interview with Wendy Rittenhouse.
Eyes. Wide. Open.
If it’s not the Rittenhouse case, perhaps it’s other life circumstances. Millions and millions in debt, around 10 lawsuits against Pierce and his firm, substance abuse problems, domestic violence restraining orders, accused of failure to timely pay child support, and on top of that….
….. you have Barnes again, calling Pierce out over a month ago, and proving to be spot on.
Mental Well Being. One of his ex-partners called Pierce a “narcissistic sociopath.”
The Pierce Bainbridge bookkeeper opined he may be “bipolar.”
Another ex-partner called John Pierce a “fucking lunatic” and questioned his leadership.
Maturity. Pierce’s Twitter activity is odd for a seasoned attorney. It appears to align with a concession the 40+ year old Pierce made in writing a few years back: “I never grew up.” The circumstances surrounding the concession are unclear, but it’s interesting nonetheless.
Honor & Integrity
John Pierce’s law firms have been sued by five vendors and four cash advance lenders in the last several months.
Debts to the vendors are in the tens of thousands, the firm blew through tens of millions, yet Pierce and his people apparently still stiffed the vendors.
Pierce apparently doesn’t like paying his debts.
But he apparently likes, or at least liked, cocaine.
And terrorizing his ex-wife. And allegedly being late on child support payments. And owing over $1 million in taxes.
But hey, #Fightback people, John Pierce wants your money!
The domestic violence restraining orders are unpleasant. The texts Pierce sent to the mother of his children do not reflect well on his overall well being. They were sent in the middle of the day, with two other people in the text thread. This is just a sample.
You can be Republican. You can be Democrat. You can be Liberal. You can be Conservative. You can be Team Kyle Rittenhouse. You can Hate Kyle Rittenhouse. Team Left. Team Right. Team White. Team Black. Team BlackLivesMatter. Team BlueLivesMatter.
But if you are trusting a guy with that kind of track record with your money, or well, anything else...
Ultimately, no judgment from me. Different folks, different strokes. March to the beat of your own drummer.
And if your drummer plays a certain gullible tune, PT Barnum did say something about one being born every minute.