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Divorce attorney pleads guilty to wiretapping car of client's husband

Original post made on Sep 27, 2013

A San Ramon divorce attorney pleaded guilty Friday to arranging to have a concealed listening device placed in the car of a client's husband in 2007. She was originally accused in a federal grand jury indictment last year of total of six counts, including conspiring with former investigator Christopher Butler, of Concord.

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Posted by Nancy
a resident of Danville
on Sep 27, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Wow, her attorney said Ms Nolan has been an excellent attorney for 30 years.
I think he meant 30 minutes. Nolan did not become Miss Fix It overnight.
Please give her the max. Dirty lawyer working with dirty cops..Great combo.

Getting caught is a real pain!

Posted by Bud
a resident of Diablo
on Sep 28, 2013 at 11:43 pm

I'm so happy this happened to an attorney. With the exception of the profession of journalism, the entire law profession is based on words. Their so-called "profession" hasn't evolved in over a hundred years. Consider the advances in medicine, engineering, aeronautics, etc. And yet the whole "profession" of law is still stuck in the same muck it helped create. Think about it: First, it was the witch doctor that people ran to for advice. Then, in the middle ages, it was the priests that had the power. And now? We've got attorneys. Hell, lol, they even wrote their own language so the common man couldn't understand it. The real interest here will be whether or not the American Bar Association takes away her license to practice law.

Posted by PSMacintosh
a resident of Danville
on Oct 1, 2013 at 10:47 am

Of the six original charges brought by the federal grand jury, how many is she pleading quilty to?
Were the four tax evasion charges and pleas separate from the federal grand jury's charges?

It looks like she is getting away with the most direct evil/crime that she participated in--seeking to break apart fathers from their children for the purpose of obtaining more divorce money for her women clients.
She utilized criminals and wrongful methods to be more successful. She was a big REWARDER of their criminal actions. Yet she will probably get off with little punishment.

And what about the Women Clients who utilized and benefited from this system of wrong-doing? Why have they escaped prosecution?

Posted by Dave
a resident of Danville
on Oct 5, 2013 at 10:27 am


You are displaying your ignorance in at least a couple of ways. To say that the legal profession hasn't evolved in a hundred years shows how little you know about it. Also, the American Bar Association doesn't license attorneys; each state's bar association does, under the authority of each state's law.

If you have something valuable to say, please try to be better informed first.

Posted by Bud
a resident of Danville
on Oct 7, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Dave, I stand corrected on the license of attorney issue. Thank you. On the other hand, I stand firm that your profession has not evolved. Actually, it has evolved... It has evolved into a racket. For example, here is a snippet of how crooked civil law and the practice of civil law is. This person is not me. He's just another person your system took advantage of:

The California law is good, but it doesn't always work. I got hit with a SLAPP suit. The judge allowed nearly a year of discovery which cost $250k for my attorney. Plaintiffs still couldn't prove any portion of their case, and it was dismissed. Plaintiffs are appealing, and the court refuses to award my fees and make them pay up. I won over a year ago. And here we sit.

See Dave? The very system your pathetic profession helped create is a joke. Europe has it right. If you sue someone in Europe, you better have all of your ducks lined up; because if you lose, you pay all of the other party's attorney fees. If the U.S. would model the civil side of Eurpe's justice system, it would stop most of the frivolous lawsuits in this country overnight. As it stands now, the legal profession in this country is nothing more than a moneymaker collected off the backs of common men. Hell, your little boys club even invented a way of writing to legitimize what they do. From a historical perspective, the statement below bares witness to the truth:

Christ said, " Woe unto you lawyers for the burden's you place upon men." That quote from scripture wasn't a statement, it was a warning.

In closing Davey old boy, you might enjoy a good read from a former law professor named Fred Rodell. His book describes your profession to the core.

In closing,

Posted by Huh?
a resident of Danville
on Oct 14, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Well, Bud, it's always fun to see a rambling second hand anecdote from someone who doesn't know what he's talking about. If it's a bona fide SLAAP suit, the plaintiff ***does*** have to pay the defendant's legal fees, just like in Europe.

But you know something? I hear stories all the time from people who are absolutely convinced that they got a raw deal and the legal system is crooked. Most of them are just jackasses who are too self-centered to recognize that they were actually in the wrong.

Here's another quote for you, from Shakespeare's Henry the Sixth, part 2. The bad guys are talking about setting up a sort of Communistic totalitarian state, with themselves as the rulers. How to do that? "First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."

I imagine you'd have gotten along just fine with Dick the Butcher.

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