Asheville attorney reprimanded

Full story: Asheville Citizen-Times

The Grievance Committee of the N.C. State Bar recently disciplined Clarke Wittstruck, an attorney who practices in Asheville.
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BowWow

Sherrills Ford, NC

#1 Jul 4, 2007
This is really a minor thing to merit a news article. They should be investigating attorneys that illegally have an interest in title insurance companies-Now that is a real scandal and nary a peep. Everybody keeps their mouth shut out of fear.
AvlLaw

Asheville, NC

#3 Jul 5, 2007
Not all are crooks, but they don't do a good job at all in the public relations department. The gossiping paralegals and legal secretaries that hop from office to office and congregate at the court house don't help either. Some mean ole biddies down there!

“retired”

Since: Apr 07

Fairview

#4 Jul 5, 2007
Some wit remarked that 99% of lawyers give the other 1% a bad name
Bitter EX democrackkk

Manteo, NC

#5 Jul 5, 2007
AvlLaw wrote:
Not all are crooks, but they don't do a good job at all in the public relations department. The gossiping paralegals and legal secretaries that hop from office to office and congregate at the court house don't help either. Some mean ole biddies down there!
thats the way of small town NC, and has been for years...its how the democrackkk good ole boy network thrives thru the halls of 'justice'... its why I wont hire a democrackkk loiwyer!

“RadicalDudette”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#6 Jul 5, 2007
Wittstruck probably won't have any billboards.
Two previous reprimands? He needs to find a different career.

Don't the legal eagles believe in confidentiality? Why do they hire paralegals
or secretaries without signing a "HIPAA" paper?
GreaseMonkey

Sherrills Ford, NC

#7 Jul 5, 2007
BowWow wrote:
This is really a minor thing to merit a news article. They should be investigating attorneys that illegally have an interest in title insurance companies-Now that is a real scandal and nary a peep. Everybody keeps their mouth shut out of fear.
What kind of scandal is this, attorney and title insurance?
Roscoe

United States

#8 Jul 5, 2007
MurphyMobile wrote:
Wittstruck probably won't have any billboards.
Two previous reprimands? He needs to find a different career.
Don't the legal eagles believe in confidentiality? Why do they hire paralegals
or secretaries without signing a "HIPAA" paper?
Is that brains leaking out of her head?

“RadicalDudette”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#9 Jul 5, 2007
Roscoe wrote:
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Is that brains leaking out of her head?
Hell no!

Is Clarke Wittstruck you honey?
paperchase

Sherrills Ford, NC

#10 Jul 5, 2007
MurphyMobile wrote:
Wittstruck probably won't have any billboards.
Two previous reprimands? He needs to find a different career.
Don't the legal eagles believe in confidentiality? Why do they hire paralegals
or secretaries without signing a "HIPAA" paper?
They have to hire goobers because they pay so little; then complain when the goobers talk bad about them or are always out looking for a new job. It would be funny on a sitcom, but it's not because of the problems it causes real people.

Since: Jun 07

Candler

#11 Jul 5, 2007
Poor ol' Dumbstruck. I wonder if he still does uncontested divorces for $75.00 and guilty pleas on DWI for $150.00? He's a nice enough guy, but I sure as heck wouldn't want him representing me if I were in trouble.
ashevilleconsume r

Asheville, NC

#12 Jul 6, 2007
Dirt Dart wrote:
Poor ol' Dumbstruck. I wonder if he still does uncontested divorces for $75.00 and guilty pleas on DWI for $150.00? He's a nice enough guy, but I sure as heck wouldn't want him representing me if I were in trouble.
I doubt he is the dumbest or the worst lawyer in town. At least it was not about stealing money or drugs.

Since: Jun 07

Candler

#13 Jul 6, 2007
ashevilleconsumer wrote:
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I doubt he is the dumbest or the worst lawyer in town. At least it was not about stealing money or drugs.
I'm sure he's not, but if I were in trouble, I'd rather have one of the ones that is stealing money or drugs (and getting away with it).:0)
docviewer

Asheville, NC

#14 Jul 6, 2007
Dirt Dart wrote:
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I'm sure he's not, but if I were in trouble, I'd rather have one of the ones that is stealing money or drugs (and getting away with it).:0)
good point; and don't forget about the ones that get away with the prostitutes too.
response from a Paralegal

Asheville, NC

#15 Jul 9, 2007
AvlLaw wrote:
Not all are crooks, but they don't do a good job at all in the public relations department. The gossiping paralegals and legal secretaries that hop from office to office and congregate at the court house don't help either. Some mean ole biddies down there!
If attorneys would treat their staff members with respect, then the staff might show a little loyalty and not be so quick to run their mouths. If you treat your staff like they are scum beneath your feet then they have every right to speak out. If the staff member is not divulging attorney/client information, then there is nothing wrong with the staff member letting their colleagues know what type of person the attorney is and what it is like to work for that attorney. I know that not all attorneys treat their staff members like pee-on's, but the majority do and it is completely unfair and degrading for the paralegal/legal assistant profession.
SIG

Asheville, NC

#16 Jul 9, 2007
Sorry, I missed the article, what did Clark Kent do?

“RadicalDudette”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#17 Jul 9, 2007
SIG wrote:
Sorry, I missed the article, what did Clark Kent do?
Forgot to put on his superman suit!
SIG

Asheville, NC

#19 Jul 9, 2007
MurphyMobile wrote:
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Forgot to put on his superman suit!
HEHEHE!

“Beer....it does a body good”

Since: Apr 07

Candler

#20 Jul 10, 2007
Dirt Dart wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure he's not, but if I were in trouble, I'd rather have one of the ones that is stealing money or drugs (and getting away with it).:0)
Now theres a phrase I hadn't heard in a long time.........dirt dart.........

ALL THE WAY
docviewer

Asheville, NC

#21 Jul 10, 2007
response from a Paralegal wrote:
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If attorneys would treat their staff members with respect, then the staff might show a little loyalty and not be so quick to run their mouths. If you treat your staff like they are scum beneath your feet then they have every right to speak out. If the staff member is not divulging attorney/client information, then there is nothing wrong with the staff member letting their colleagues know what type of person the attorney is and what it is like to work for that attorney. I know that not all attorneys treat their staff members like pee-on's, but the majority do and it is completely unfair and degrading for the paralegal/legal assistant profession.
I wonder if this was written at a law office on a company machine with company electricity and company internet connection by a paralegal who was being paid by the company at the time?

Since: Jun 07

Candler

#22 Jul 11, 2007
CandlerNative wrote:
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Now theres a phrase I hadn't heard in a long time.........dirt dart.........
ALL THE WAY
Just like the riggers always like to say "if this one don't work, bring it back and we'll give you another one."

HUAH!!!:0)

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