An interesting cast of characters have been in the orbit of the Pierce Bainbridge attorney. We have compiled a John Pierce Fantasy Starting Five.
- Lin Wood: Former #FightBack Foundation Board Member with John Pierce. Wood remains on the Board, Pierce bounced after his “dodgy finances” were exposed.
- Len Dykstra: Ex-Pierce Bainbridge client who apparently has “precisely the same DNA.”
- David L. Hecht: Ex-Pierce Bainbridge partner and founder of spin-off Hecht Partners LLP. Hecht was a proponent of the “Ten John Pierce Commandments” for Pierce Bainbridge.
- Rudy Giuliani: Ex-Pierce Bainbridge client and Pierce’s “close friend.”
- Michael Avenatti: Ex-Pierce Bainbridge client who has an “El Chapo” connection with Pierce. Avenatti was arrested at a state bar disciplinary hearing in January 2020 while accompanied by a then-Pierce Bainbridge partner of John Pierce and David Hecht.
Attorney John Pierce says Rudy Giuliani is a “close friend.” Pierce has also referred to an Atlanta lawyer who’s been all over the news as “The Great Lin Wood.” And then there is Pierce’s cratered law firm Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP; Pierce called the group the “most elite litigators on the planet,” but has recently sung a different tune. David L. Hecht was Pierce’s right hand man and New York Office Managing Partner. Pierce’s ex-client Len Dykstra has had issues with drugs and violence, as has Pierce. As for Avenatti, Pierce and the disgraced lawyer have an El Chapo connection and another lawyer has called Pierce: “The Michal Avenatti of the Right”.
Pierce also has two domestic violence restraining orders against him. The University of Notre Dame and Harvard Law School graduate apparently has an interesting sense of “good vs evil”, as reflected in text messages he sent to his ex-wife before she obtained the second restraining order. . .
With that background, let’s take a closer look at The John Pierce Fantasy Starting Five!
Linsanity! This guy almost broke the internet all by himself last night. Pierce says God is on Pierce’s side. Lin Wood allegedly has referred to himself as “God Almighty.” Wood also allegedly said God gave him permission to write a profane e-mail. Pierce was on Wood’s #FightBack Foundation Board, but stepped down after his problematic finances were revealed. Pierce stayed involved for a bit, and names like Roger Stone, Bernie Kerik and George Papadapoulos popped up. Well, the guy Pierce has referred to as “The Great Lin Wood,” said this last night.
Lenny Dykstra! John Pierce said “Clients pick PB because our DNA is precisely the same.” The Pierce Bainbridge client featured in the post was former major league baseball star Lenny Dykstra. Just this past summer, a judge ruled on Dykstra’s defamation suit against his former teammate Ron Darling. Dykstra said he had been defamed, the judge did not agree. In fact, that judge basically said Dykstra’s reputation is so bad that it’s legally impossible to defame him.
David L. Hecht! David Hecht of Hecht Partners LLP was Pierce’s long time partner at the cratered and corrupt Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP. Hecht wrote the legal brief trying to save Dykstra’s case, the screenshot above is how things played out for Dykstra and Hecht. Hecht’s own lawyers — located in New Zealand and Ireland — say Hecht is involved in “global high-profile litigation.” Well, Hecht has also had (i) a federal judge find he ran afoul of the ethical rule on misrepresentation; (ii) an ex-associate say Hecht lied to a federal court; (iii) three ex-clients testified under oath that Hecht deceived them into signing up with his firm Hecht Partners; (iv) ex-partners say Hecht deceptively spliced messages submitted to a federal court.
Rudy Giuliani! Rudy is an ex-Pierce Bainbridge client. Pierce says Rudy is a “close friend.” The Rittenhouse fundraiser, Pierce, recently made comments about how great New York City was when Rudy was in charge. Where do we go with Rudy? The press conference between the sex shop and the crematorium? The farts during the the Michigan election hearing? Getting punked by Borat? Perhaps we should view Rudy’s latest sales pitch; after all, his buddy John Pierce is in sales now too, hawking merchandise for Kyle Rittenhouse.
Michael Avenatti! Another former Pierce Bainbridge client. Avenatti was arrested for shady financial activity in January while out on bail, he was a Pierce Bainbridge client at the time. Avenatti was transported to El Chapo’s old jail cell in NYC. Pierce has said a female relative of El Chapo’s “went to jail for beating me.” Pierce and Hecht were both partners when Avenatti was arrested, and the firm had its own severe financial issues, including highly unusual activity in February, 2020. Avenatti paid $0.00 for Pierce Bainbridge legal services, per a former firm partner.
It is quite a motley crew. It does, however, have a more Washington Generals than Harlem Globetrotters feel. As a nice closing note, perhaps a final “slam dunk” if you will, a 2-minute video created by Jennifer Sulkess — “Who is John Pierce?” — provides a compelling view into the Captain of this Fantasy Starting Five. . .