"Over a very extended period of time involving a number of totally
unrelated cases and individuals, [r]espondent has demonstrated a
pattern of conduct to strike out harshly, extensively, repeatedly and
willfully to simply try to bring as much difficulty, distraction and
anguish to those he considers in opposition to his causes. He does
not proceed within the guidelines of appropriate professional
behavior, but rather uses other means available to intimidate, harass,
or bring public disrepute to those whom he perceives oppose him.
Among the extensive findings of fact presented in the report, the Court takes particular note of the following which occurred during the three-year period at issue in five counts in these cases: ... (4) respondent publicized and sent hundreds of pages of vitriolic and disparaging missives, letters, faxes, and press releases, to the affected individuals;...
(10) respondent retaliated against attorneys who filed Bar complaints against him for his unethical conduct by asserting to their clients, government officials, politicians, the media, female lawyers in their law firm, employees, personal friends, acquaintances, and their wives, that the attorneys were criminal pornographers who objectify women. "
In our experience the above quoted actions of Mr. Thompson are entirely accurate. Having been on the receiving end of these diatribes, I cannot imagine actually litigating in a civil and decent manner with an individual who acts in the way described in the order. Mr. Thompson, in our view, holds his beliefs in an absolute manner that allow him to utilize any and all methods to achieve his goals because of his simple belief that he is right. Because he is right, he theorizes, the ends justify the means. But he fails to recognize that he lives in country in which the the means- democracy and the right to a different opinion- are sacrosanct.
This is a sad day. Mr. Thompson has a wife who has battled a serious cancer and a teen age son to support and shepherd into adulthood. I take no joy in this order, fully cognizant that because of his hatred for me, he would never ever extend me the same courtesy or compassion. He would have me disbarred and ground into the ground in a second if he could- merely because I disagree with him. I still wish him well and peace.
See you in court after I withdraw my money from WAMU first thing in the morning.