Snapshot! Who is John Pierce?
The Pierce Bainbridge lawyer with ties to Rudy Giuliani, Lin Wood, Tulsi Gabbard & Kyle Rittenhouse says he has been hired by an individual, who reportedly has “close ties” to the Proud Boys.
So much news flying around, so many articles, so much prose, so many words — the latest news today is that, according to him, John Pierce has been hired by an individual, who reportedly has “close ties” to the “Proud Boys.” Let’s boil it all down and provide a clear snapshot of issues for the “close friend” of Rudy Giuliani, as well as Rudy’s ex-lawyer; former lawyer for Tulsi Gabbard; former Board member with Lin “Lizard Squad” Wood; and current fundraiser for Kyle Rittenhouse. We have compiled the information from court records and media reports, links are provided with each entry.
First though, today’s news from Pierce . . .
Ok, with that out of the way, here we go. . .
Physical assault. Pierce lost his job at the K&L Gates law firm for physically assaulting a co-worker. (2016)
Psychiatric facility. Pierce spent time in a UCLA psychiatric facility. (2016)
Domestic Violence Restraining Order. Pierce’s ex-wife obtained a domestic violence temporary restraining order. (2016)
“I Never Grew Up.” Pierce’s pens an e-mail stating “I never grew up.” (2016)
Billion Dollar Case. Pierce tells a funder a case has prospective damages of $1 Billion. The funder then provides millions in capital. The $1 Billion case ultimately recovers $0.00. (2018–2020)
John Pierce Ten Commandments. Pierce's ex-long-time sidekick David L. Hecht, touts the Pierce Bainbridge Ten Commandments. (2019)
The Felonious Clients. Clients of the pre-Rittenhouse Pierce & Hecht run firm, included George Papadopoulos, Lenny Dykstra and Michael Avenatti. All found guilty of felonious activity.
$9.1 Million Default. Lender Pravati Capital declares a $9.1 million default against Pierce Bainbridge. (2019)
Ex-Wife’s Mom. Pierce says he owes his ex-wife’s mom $27,000. (2019)
Citibank. Pierce says he owes Citibank $90,000. (2019)
Taxes. Pierce says he owes over $1 million in taxes. (2019)
Domestic Violence Restraining Order #2. Pierce’s ex-wife obtains a second domestic violence restraining order against him. (2019)
Child Support. Pierce is accused of breaching child support obligations. (2020)
Self-dealing. A firm spokesperson says Pierce was put on leave for “personal use” of funds. (2020)
February Cash Crunch. Highly unusual financial activity at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht in February 2020.
Pilfering $2.5 Million. Pierce signed for a $2.5 million cash advance which called for daily repayments and did not pay a dime. (2020)
$4 Million Money Judgment. A $4 million money judgment entered against Pierce related entities. (2020)
$3.5 Million Arbitration Award. A $3.5 million arbitration award is granted against Pierce’s firm Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP. (2020)
$65 Million Default. Litigation funder Virage Capital Management says Pierce’s firm defaulted on a debt reported to be $65 million. (Interesting additional information on Virage Capital here.)
Ponzi Scheme? A criminal lawyer in Arizona asks if John Pierce is involved in running a Ponzi Scheme.
Witness Intimidation. A young woman in Wisconsin accuses Pierce of involvement in witness intimidation in the Rittenhouse case. (2020)
Cashing in on Death. Pierce has been openly hawking merchandise to raise money for Kenosha shooter charged with double murder. (2020)
Accused of threatening to kill his ex-wife. A Daily Mail article is released covering many of the issues above.
The Mama Bears. There have been two “Mama Bears” in Pierce’s world the last few years, neither his ex-wife. The Rittenhouse donations site contained a “statement” purportedly written by the Kenosha shooter’s mother which ends with Wendy “Mama Bear” Rittenhouse. Pierce’s long-time 24/7 assistant and confidante Lauren Schaefer-Green, also referred to herself as “Mama Bear.”
Pierce has shown no genuine public signs of contrition or personal growth, his behavior continues to comport with that of a petulant child with impulse control issues. Certain of his activity on Twitter, in our opinion and the opinion of others, suggests that Pierce was posting under the influence; perhaps, however, it was simply the attorney’s excitable nature getting the best of him.
There is the snapshot. Hopefully it provides clarity.
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