The Most Corrupt Lawyers in America 2021 (Asbestos Litigation) –
America’s Top 10 Corrupt Lawyers – (Asbestos Litigation) – Bonus Members Too!!!
In 2021 alone, multiple lawsuits have been filed again Asbestos Trusts, Asbestos Trust Fiduciaries, and Asbestos Trustees. Each one of them reveals an amazing amount of fraud and insider dealing taking place at the Asbestos Trusts amongst Fiduciaries. And seemingly, not even the Department of Justice can stop these corrupt Asbestos lawyers (even though they’ve tried). But these lawsuits are great for asbestos victims! Great! Exposing the fraudsters who call themselves Fiduciaries at Asbestos Trusts.
2 Questions remain before I introduce you to the “Dirty 40″….
- What hasn’t the Asbestos Claimant’s Committee (ACC/TAC) on Trusts – made up of Plaintiff Lawyers who also file claims – been sued? Steven Kazan and his ‘band of buddies’ are more corrupt than anyone… The ACC/TAC are always responsible for corruption and fraud. They ‘run’ the Trusts. They then fill Trustee positions with ‘interested parties, biased individuals and insiders’ who then ‘favor’ ACC Member’s claims. The ACC/TAC and then ‘go hide in a corner’ once lawsuits start flying. These ACC/TAC members are ’embarrassing’ and a disgrace to asbestos victims. Plaintiff lawyer Steven Kazan (www.kazanlaw.com) is the #1 Fraudster on Asbestos Trusts (see below). Kazan oversees 90% of the Trust Fraud taking place. So why hasn’t he been sued?
- How Much Theft Before the “Fiduciaries” Stop? The total theft of those below is estimated at $5 Billion. How much do they have to steal from Asbestos Trust Funds?
OK – They are all guilty! Every one of them. Collusion, Breach of Trust, Theft of Trust Funds (Billions), Favoritism and Fraud among Fiduciaries at Asbestos Trusts….and that’s just a start.
THE MOST CORRUPT LAWYERS IN AMERICA (ASBESTOS)
TOP 15 CORRUPT LAWYERS (+ 20 BONUS MEMBERS)
- Steven Kazan – Kazan, McClain, Satterly & Greenwood – Hands down – the Most Corrupt Lawyer in the Country (@kazanlaw)
– The “Bernie Madoff” of Asbestos Litigation – California Lawyer – Brayton’s ‘sidekick’. Akin to Bernie Madoff. Backroom fraud artist. Will leave a legacy of Asbestos Trust Fraud which put millions of hard working individuals out of work and misappropriated the millions for victims of asbestos disease. Possibly the most corrupt lawyer in the entire Country. Has ‘stolen’ BILLIONS himself from Asbestos Trusts. Creates ‘fake’ Foundations to divert monies to his daughter. Involved in Asbestos Trust Fraud in at least 35 Asbestos Trusts. Would definitely have the “Hall of Fame of Asbestos Fraud” named after him. Has lied to Congress. Narcissistic and greedy. Here’s some documents on Kazan’s fraud. 2020-01-31 Robert Baird v Armstrong World Industries Asbestos Personal Injury Trust, et al Complaint Cover Sheet Verification BR-34, Kawaichi (Kazan’s former Judge, now Asbestos Trustee) – Kazan – Insider Dealing – Bad Faith – Interested Party- Kawaichi is precluded from Asbestos Trusts, Complaint – Baird v. Kazan – Details Kazan Fraud – This Lawsuit should be in EVERY Trust Annual Report, PPP Loan Information, Filing exemplifying Kazan’s Double Dipping
2. Judge Sheri Bluebond (California Bankruptcy Court Judge – Los Angeles) – The Most Corrupt Judge in America!
The Most Dishonest Judge in the Country – Sheri Bluebond – Biased – Can’t Follow the LawSomehow, this troll Bluebond is a California Lawyer/Judge. She could not be a more disgraceful person. Compilation of Letters to Judge Bluebond (Notice)-Detailing Thorpe Insulation and J.T. Thorpe, Inc. Corrupt and Fraud 2014-PresentPrimarily responsible for multiple lawsuits filed in 2021 that will cost Asbestos Victims tens of Millions. Lawsuit v. J.T. Thorpe, Inc. – Medicare – Bluebond Judge – Sham Oversight and here’s another link to a 2021 Lawsuit related to a Trust this troll Judge oversees – MSP Recovery v. Thorpe Insulation – Medicare Fraud – Corrupt Judge Sheri Bluebond presiding
It’s even worse with her – Used sexual harassment (she was receptive!)to get ‘Appointed’ as a Judge(Judge Kozinski-known sexual harasser was her ‘mentor’). Bluebond Insider Dealer/Fraud/Bribery. Here are some letters written to Judge Bluebond detailing her fraud. Bluebond Letter – Thorpe Trust Record – Jan 2021, Exhibit 2 – Misconduct, Insider Dealing Presiding Judge Sheri Bluebond, Chart – Bluebond – Following the Money – Following the Corruption, Improper Relationship – Karasik and Bluebond. Here are Judicial Complaints filed against Judge Bluebond (rejected because her ‘buddies’ reviewed the Complaints) – Judicial Complaint – Filed – Judge Bluebond and here’s another Letter to Bluebond – Judicial Misconduct – J.T. Thorpe
3. Alan Brayton (firstname.lastname@example.org; @braytonlaw; Brayton Purcell – Novato, California- California Lawyer –
The undisputed “King of Asbestos Trust Corruption” and Double Dipping. A “sick” man. The most corrupt asbestos trust lawyer in the Country – here’s a number of irrefutable documents detailing Brayton’s fraud (as a note – I have documents for each one on the Dirty 30 list).Brayton, Kazan, McClain and Snyder Stealing 47 Million from Victims -Articles – Brayton Fraudulent Bankruptcy Claims.
Tax Fraud – Brayton – Concealing Funds Stolen from Trusts
Actual Check proving Misappropriation – Check from Western Asbestos Trust to Brayton’s Wife Lisa Correnti, – Note that Corrupt Judge Sheri Bluebond concealed this information despite having full knowledge of the same! Compilation of Letters to Judge Bluebond (Notice)-Detailing Thorpe Insulation and J.T. Thorpe, Inc. Corrupt and Fraud 2014-Present
Order Detailing Alan Brayton (www.braytonpurcell.com) Fraud,
Judge Hanna Order Detailing Brayton Fictionalized Claims filed with Asbestos Trusts
4. Mary Ellen Nickel-Delaware Lawyer – Delaware Claims Processing Facility FRAUD. Dumb as a box of rocks! A Liar to her core. Has Misappropriated hundreds of millions to Kazan and Brayton above through insider dealing and bias. A corrupt and dishonest lawyer (and person). Former Defense Lawyer who lied to multiple Judges to obtain a Trust Fiduciary position. Personally has stolen millions. Ankura’s Motion to Dismiss – A Pack of Lies – Nickel behind this sham audit.
5. Marla Eskin (email@example.com)- Delaware Lawyer – Former Plaintiff Lawyer who was hired to by Delaware Asbestos Trusts to Assist in “MASS” Fraud. Terrible lawyer and clearly a worse person. Dishonest. Due to her insider dealing and fraud as an attorney for many Trusts, this buffoon has ‘banned’ multiple esteemed Doctors and Lawyers from submitting to Trusts and has misappropriated “billions” to corrupt Plaintiff lawyers. Currently (2021) stealing Trust monies to hire lawyers to defend her Fraud in Missisippi Federal Court. Marla Eskin behind his Lawsuit to Conceal Fraud – .Amended Complaint.DURHAM.07.27.20 A criminal. Link: Eskin Criminal Complaint.
6. Gary Wingo – Ankura Consulting LLC., Washington, D.C. – Gary.Wingo@Ankura.com – This ‘loser’ Wingo calls himself a “Certified Fraud Expert” but he is a “Certifiable Fraudster Expert”. A biased liar who has cost Asbestos Victims hundreds of millions of dollars. His company has billed Asbestos Trusts hundreds of millions dollars to conduct audits which are a definition of a “Sham” (not neutral or random and entirely biased). Ankura Consulting (where Wingo is a “Partner”) is currently being sued for a) Sexual Harassment – Shankar v. Ankura Consulting Grp – Sexual Harassment – Workplace Discrimination (United States District Court, S.D. New York) – Case 1:20-CV-07463-ALC; b) Racial Discrimination; and c) Asbestos Trust Fraud – Sham Audits – Here are just some of the lawsuits caused by Ankura’s sham audits – Complaint – Dr. Durham v. Ankura Consulting – SHAM AUDITS – MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS Lawsuit – Ankura Conducting Sham Audits to Ban Esteemed Doctors (authorized to Kazan)
7. Gary Fergus Motion Detailing Fergus Insider Dealing– California Lawyer. A walking ‘buffoon’. Should be in jail for monies stolen from Western/Thorpe Trusts. Elder abuser for his representation of Former Judge Charles Renfew (dec). Took advantage of this 90 year old former Judge (who was an Asbestos Trust Fiduciary) to steal hundreds of millions of dollars. A Liar. A Fraud. Fired from his job at Trusts www.wastrust.com; www.tistrust.com; www.pastrust.com; and www.jttstrust.com (where he had helped steal Billions from Asbestos Victims). www.ferguslaw.com is where you can find this moron.
8. Kathleen Campbell Davis- Another Campbell and Levine Fraudster (along with Marla Eskin) – PA Lawyer – Clearly corrupt. Not bright. Has used GM Trust money and others as her personal piggy bank. Sham artist and liar. One troll of a lawyer. p: 302.426.1900 ext. 2105
9. Laura Paul (not a Lawyer) – firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be compliment to call her “Trailer Trash” – The Country’s most disgraceful Trust employee at www.wastrust.com; www.tistrust.com; www.pastrust.com; and www.jttstrust.com. Can someone tell me how Paul – with no College Education – was effectively running these Billion Dollar Trusts? Western/Thorpe Trust ‘pigeon’ – liar who has spent a decade assisting Brayton/Snyder/Kazan is misappropriation. Incredibly unqualified to work at Trusts (maybe McDonalds) yet was hired solely to aid in fraud. Dumb as a box of rocks. Probably dumber. Trust thief from – Not surprising why Paul had 4 kids w/4 different dads by the age of 35. Reno/Sparks ‘poster child’ of fraud. Laura Paul – Picture
10. Dan Myer-New Jersey Lawyer –DMYER@VERUSLLC.COM, 609-466-0427 EXT. 1006- Former Defense Lawyer. Run EVERY Verus Trust with fraud/insider dealing, bad faith, with a motivation to steal victim’s funds (and he does). Oversees 20 Asbestos Trusts as a “Fiduciary” and engages in bad faith in every one! Has misappropriated $Billions$ to favored parties (Steven Kazan). Cannot be trusted — ever!
11. Ann McMillan – Caplin & Drysdale – Has spent decades enabling the fraudsters above by engaging in insider dealing, bad faith and fraud. Could not be a more a dishonest person. Has misappropriated hundreds of millions from Asbestos Trust funds through sham billings and fees. Cannot be trusted!
12. Eve Karasik – A low life human being who has spent her entire legal career stealing Trust funds from the Western Asbestos, J.T. Thorpe, Thorpe Insulation and Plant Insulation Trust funds. An unlikeable human. Has lied in dozens of Annual Reports for these Trusts – but her filings are ALWAYS rubber stamped by (fake) Judge Bluebond above. Karasik and Bluebond are close personal friends and Bluebond would be prefer to act with bias and criminal intent than good faith. Karasik is a perfect example of a TERRIBLE female lawyer who has only ‘elevated’ by engaging in fraud. Has no clients (and presumably no friends). Just an awful person.
HONORABLE MENTION – VERY CORRUPT LAWYERS (ASBESTOS LITIGATION)- NOT WORTHY OF THE “TOP 10”:
- Jeanine Donohue – Corrupt California Lawyer – “The Troll”
- Direct: (415) 227-3574
- Fax: (415) 227-0770
- Email: email@example.com
Donohue – “Troll” who now oversees the Western/Plant/Thorpe Trusts. Her only client is the Asbestos Trusts and she was solely brought in to aid in the misappropriation of Trust funds and corrupt activities. A horrible lawyer.
- Molly Spieczny – Dresser/Halliburton Trust Lawyer/Fraudster – Corrupt daughter of a Judge. Misappropriated nearly a million dollars from Trusts though sham audits. https://www.linkedin.com/in/molly-spieczny-b602ab5b. Has one job: To Steal as Much as Possible from Asbestos Trusts!! Has overseen the www.diiasbestostrust.com with disgraceful fraud. A liar. Disgraceful human. Represents EVERYTHING a quality female should not be (a liar, dumb, a “lap dog”).
- Gregory McHugh – Delaware Lawyer – DII/Halliburton Trust Fraudster – Sidekick of Spieczny. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Benjamin Smith – California Lawyer/”Doofus” – Morgan Lewis and Bockius moron lawyer working with his old buddies/partners – Fergus/Snyder – to steal Trust funds. Participated in fraudulent lawsuit.
- Bethany Recht- Pennsylvania Lawyer – A thief of Trust funds. Attorney for AC&S and APG Trusts engaging in fraud, concealment of job sites and bad faith. Incapable of good faith.
- Mike Rooney-MFR Trust – Colludes with Campbell Davis for MLC Trust Fraud. Former defense lawyer who thinks he’s beyond reproach.
- Jason Rubinstein – New York Lawyer — Manville Trust Fraudster. Even worse – this moron “thinks” he’s smart, capable and a “good lawyer” – he’s not! Acts with impunity, bad faith, and an individual (douchebag) who thinks he’s beyond reproach. A joke of a lawyer .
7 Times SquareNew York, NY 10036-6516Tel: 212.833.1131Fax: 212.373.7931
- Jared Garelick – Virginia/Pennsylvania Lawyer – Manville Trust Fraudster – previously investigated by U.S. Trustee for fraud – he must have lied to them. A walking pathological liar. Works with Rubinstein to engage in fraud. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jared-garelick-6214182b
- Peter D’Apice – Texas Lawyer – A “Liar” engaging in collusion and fraud. Verus Trusts. Bad lawyer who opted to steal from Trusts. Stutzman firm (where all lawyers are corrupt). Works with Sander Esserman to ‘infect’ dozens of Trusts. If you want bad faith and corruption – call this loser and his shitty Law Firm. 2323 Bryan Street,
Telephone: (214) 969-4938
Facsimile: (214) 969-4999
- Michael Ahrens -Shephard Mullin Fraudster – Brayton’s handpicked lawyer to oversee his fraud. Old crappy lawyer who needed a ‘golden parachute’ so he teamed with Brayton – California Lawyer – Fat Fraudster/Colludes with Alan Brayton to Misappropriate from Western/Thorpe/Plant Trusts. Bartered wine (from Brayton for his daughter’s wedding) for his fraud. Has misappropriated tens of millions of asbestos trusts. Just a fat slob with morals.
- Kim Lavin – Delaware/New Jersey Lawyer – Verus Trust Fraudster – infects a LOT of Trusts. www.verusllc.com. See Dan Myer above.
- Peter Kraus – Texas Lawyer (did he ever pass the California Bar?) – A Traitor to asbestos victims. A complete fraud. Traitor to asbestos victims. DO NOT HIRE WATERS & KRAUS unless you want a crappy lawyer who engages in fraud. 3141 Hood Street
Dallas, Texas 75219
Toll Free: 866.305.7373
- Gilbert Purcell – California Lawyer – Brayton’s “Partner” – Backroom schemer. A VERY shady character. Lies to judges and juries to aid in Brayton fraud. A ‘schemer’. You can often find him in Vegas strip clubs! A pathological schemer with zero morals. Kicked out of Ohio after engaging in fraud. Judges Order Detailing Brayton and Purcell Fictional Claims. This piece of shit was also at Al Brayton’s wedding where he used Trust monies (well known by Purcell) to pay for his wedding. Asbestos Trust Check used to pay for Brayton’s WEDDING.
- Barbara Malm (not a Lawyer) – Accountant for Western/Thorpe Trusts – Uses Trust funds to pay for Brayton’s wedding/catering trips. Has paid out hundreds of millions which she KNOWS is fraud. bmalm@524gTrust.com. Here is just some of her theft of victim’s funds. Actual Check proving Misappropriation – Check from Western Asbestos Trust to Brayton’s Wife Lisa Correnti, 10th Anniversary T-Shirt Party – Stolen Asbestos Victim’s Funds, E-Mail – The Bachelor watch party PAID FOR BY THE TRUST 2016
- Beverly Weiss Manne – Insider Dealer – Pittsburgh Lawyer – – Corrupt – Misappropriated at least $100,000 from DII Trust. A terrible lawyer and a liar. If you are a student of hers, I feel bad for you. Your instructor is a horrible lawyer!! Do not hire or trust this wench. I have tons of communication (e-mails) with her which I am happy to provide to any Student showing Manne is a Fraudster who has STOLEN Asbestos Victims Trust Funds!!! IF YOU ARE A LAW STUDENT OF BEVERLY WEISS MANNE AT THE U. OF PITTSBURGH – KNOW THAT SHE IS NOT A GOOD INSTRUCTOR –
- Melissa Metzfield – CRMC Trusts – email@example.com – “Metzfield the Misappropriator” – Misappropriated millions from Manville Trust fund! Engages in collusion with Garelick/Rubinstein above to divert millions to favored parties.. A ‘liar’ to her core so that she can assist in fraud. A sham artist on the C.E. Thurston Trust as well.
ASBESTOS TRUST CORRUPTION – HALL OF FAME MEMBERS – RETIRED IN DISGRACE
Stephen Snyder-California Lawyer – The “Fat Slob” of Asbestos
This fat buffoon retired just as the Department of Justice was moving in. Former defense lawyer (Brobeck) who has colluded with Kazan and Brayton for decades to steal a billion dollars…Brayton, Kazan, McClain and Snyder Stealing 47 Million from Victims – This was victim’s money being stolen to pay for Brobeck’s debts after their bankruptcy and as a payoff to Snyder! A disturbingly ‘disgusting’ lawyer and person who deserves nothing better than a cold cell. Brayton, Kazan, McClain and Snyder Stealing 47 Million from Victims
2. Tom Florence – Former Ankura Consulting LLC Parter – STOLE MILLIONS FROM TRUST> RETIRED A CRIMINAL. Steals Trust Money by conducting “Sham Audits” of select Firms. Colludes with Kazan and all Delaware Fiduciaries. Ankura Consulting is his ‘sham’ organization to conduct audits. Gary Wingo is now handling Florence’s corruption.
3. Former Judge Ken Kawaichi – Lied to many Asbestos Courts to gain a “Fiduciary Position” with many Asbestos Trusts. Steven Kazan hand picked choice as Kawaichi was Kazan’s Alameda Judge beforehand. Kawaichi is the definition of an “interested party” who is prohibited from working for Trusts. But that doesn’t stop Kawaichi or Kazan…. Works at JAMS. NEVER HIRE HIM. You will get a biased, dishonest Judge.
4. Sara Beth Brown – FIRED from www.wastrust.com; www.jttstrust.com; and other Trusts. Central to the theft of BILLIONS. Nevada Lawyer – Dumb. Literally. Hired solely to assist in misappropriating from Western/Plant/Thorpe Trusts. Worked maybe 2 days a month overseeing billions of dollars in Trust fund claims. Reno “Trailer Trash” (along with Laura Paul).- Alan Brayton’s hand picked choice to commit fraud. Asbestos Trust Check used to pay for Brayton’s WEDDING – Signed by Sara Beth Brown. If Judge Sheri Bluebond had properly investigated this theft, they would have found hundreds more checks signed by Sara Beth Brown which were effectively theft from victims (criminal conduct).
So there they are…The Most Corrupt Lawyers in America 2021 (Asbestos Litigation) – To act with such unabashed fraud – there is seriously something wrong with these individuals. Really wrong. Greed? Partly. Bad Lawyers who see a Chance to Steal Millions? Partly. Corrupt? Collectively. Every lawyer above is a criminal who has breached their Fiduciary Duty to Asbestos Victims.
Here are just some of the Lawsuits involving Asbestos Trusts and Asbestos Trust Fiduciaries in 2021:
- North American Refractories Company Asbestos Injury Trust v. Honeywell, U.S. Bankruptcy Court -Western District (PA) – Case No. 15-00204 – Filed 9/20/21– The complaint reveals extensive insider dealing, fraud, self-dealing, and Fiduciary misconduct. A cross-complaint or “sister” Complaint was filed by Honeywell v. North American Refractories. But as with all fraudsters hiding wrongdoing, this case is “under seal”. Here’s the Complaint not filed under seal: NORTH AMERICAN REFRACTORIES COMPANY ASBESTOS PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENT TRUST v. HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC., – Insider Dealing, Fraud
- MSP Recovery v. Thorpe Insulation Settlement Trust – U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Central District (CA) – Case No. 2:07-bk-20016-BB. This case should be good – involves Trust Medicare Fraud. A corrupt Asbestos Trust Judge (Sheri Bluebond-see below) and a corrupt set of Asbestos Trust Fiduciaries (Thorpe Insulation and other Trusts).MSP Recovery v. Thorpe Insulation – Medicare Fraud – Corrupt Judge Sheri Bluebond presiding
- William Durham, M.D. v. Ankura Consulting Group, LLC – U.S. District Court – Southern District Eastern Division (MS) – Case No. 2:20-cu-112-ks-mtp – Asbestos victims are watching this case closely knowing that Ankura Consulting is certifiably corrupt. In this case, esteemed Dr. Durham used Ankura after a (completely) sham audit of Durham (by Ankura) resulted in Durham’s being “banned” from submitting reports to Asbestos Trusts. Ankura has stolen hundreds of millions of dollars through these sham audits and ruined careers. It’s time they pay (although no doubt they are getting indemnification from asbestos trusts – victim’s paying Ankura’s lawyers…). Here’s the Durham case: Complaint – Dr. Durham v. Ankura Consulting – SHAM AUDITS – MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS
- And there are many, many more. In addition to Department of Justice Investigations….but nothing seems to change…. Here’s more examples. Justice Department Bankruptcy Court Filing – Bestwall – December 28, 2020, Example of Breach of Fiduciary Duty – AWI Trust – Ankura, Lawsuit v. J.T. Thorpe, Inc. – Medicare – Kazan Oversight,
Here’s some documents showing the Corruption:
Justice Department Bankruptcy Court Filing – Bestwall – December 28, 2020Justice Department – Statement of Interest – Bestwall Bankruptcy – December 2020
Lawsuit v. J.T. Thorpe, Inc. – Medicare Fraud – July 13, 2021 – Blame Judge Sheri Bluebond (above) Laura Paul (above) for this lawsuit which will cost Asbestos Victims hundreds of millions of dollars.
Compilation of Letters to Judge Bluebond (Notice)-Detailing Thorpe Insulation and J.T. Thorpe, Inc. Corrupt and Fraud 2014-Present
Justice Department Bankruptcy Court Filing – Bestwall – December 28, 2020
Kawaichi – Bad Faith – Kaminski v. Western MacArthur Co (highlighted)
Bluebond Letter – Thorpe Trust Record – Jan 2021
Article – Need for Transparency in Asbestos Trusts and the Tort System – “Double Dipping” – Referring to Steven Kazan
Marla Eskin Criminal Complaint – DCPF Trust Corruption
Lawsuit v. J.T. Thorpe, Inc. – Medicare – Bluebond Judge – Sham Oversight
But will the Department actually do anything remains to be seen….