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#22 May 17, 2010
#23 Nov 3, 2010
Where are you getting your information? It seems very specific.
#24 Nov 4, 2010
The State Bar of California continues to allow Kniss to practice law. There are NUMEROUS ethical complaints against him for unethical practices.
Kniss' address has been updated after the State Bar was contacted to inform them that the current address was not shown by Kniss.
His new address is:
Jon Randolph Kniss
369 Montezuma Ave #486
Santa Fe, NM 87501
#25 Nov 4, 2010
He is a con man and uses PO boxes never his real address.
#27 Dec 28, 2010
Kniss is suspended by the State Bar of California. The Daily Breeze is writing an article on Kniss. Please contact them about your experiences with Kniss. Thanks.
#28 Dec 28, 2010
Contact me at kknmesa@gmail.Com I have an $800,000 judgment against him ,
#29 Dec 29, 2010
Please note that Kniss is hiding. His phone, fax and email information is HIDDEN from the public. The State Bar should require the posting of this information. Check the BOTTOM of the page and you will read some of the MANY horror stories involving Kniss. SPREAD THE WORD. CONTACT THE STATE BAR. CONTACT THE DAILY BREEZE. PROTECT OTHERS FROM THIS INDIVIDUAL.
#30 Feb 1, 2011
JON RANDOLPH KNISS [#141454], 54, of Santa Fe, N.M., was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on two years of probation with an actual one-year suspension and he was ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The order took effect Dec. 9, 2010.
Kniss represented a client who was sued in federal court in Arizona for manufacturing and selling a product similar to the plaintiff’s product. The plaintiff asked for a preliminary injunction, which was granted. However, Kniss did not inform his client, who continued to sell the product.
After unsuccessful negotiations between Kniss and the plaintiff, the court filed a protective order and levied fees and costs of $2,385 against Kniss’ client. It later found Kniss’ client in contempt and ordered him to pay more than $25,000 in attorneys’ fees. Kniss did not inform his client that the court also ordered him to provide discovery or face further contempt orders. Kniss then stopped communicating with his client, who tried to call him at least 32 times.
The court ultimately awarded a default judgment against Kniss’ client for more than $4.7 million plus $215,000 in punitive damages. Kniss did not notify his client, who hired a new lawyer and won a malpractice judgment against Kniss for $677,254. The new lawyer also successfully settled the original case for $250,000, plus half the proceeds from the malpractice case. The client had to spend another $120,000 on legal fees to settle the case.
Kniss stipulated that he failed to perform legal services competently, respond to his client’s status inquiries or keep the client informed of significant developments in his case.
In three other matters, Kniss failed to respond to his clients’ reasonable inquiries and in two of those matters, he didn’t perform legal services competently.
He was privately reproved in 2000. In mitigation, he has been enrolled in the Alternative Discipline Program and the Lawyer Assistance Program since 2007, although the misconduct occurred prior to that time. There is a nexus between his undiagnosed mental health problems and the misconduct.
#31 Mar 14, 2011
Yes, Jon R. Kniss has embezzled money from his client's trust fund. AVOID THIS SOCIOPATH. RUN AWAY FROM HIM.
#34 Sep 13, 2012
Attorney Jon R. "Randy" Kniss....
There are some people I wish bad things to, and this is one of them! I worked with this SOB and he represented me in a case. He was brilliant but lazy and failed to prepare! The horror stories of what he did to people!
It appears that Jon R. Kniss is receiving his comeuppance! The California State Bar site indicates Disbarment is upcoming!
I cannot tell if this is a done deal or there will be proceedings to initiate disbarment, but either way, I suspect the State Bar has finally gotten wind to the true character of this despicable individual.
I posted this online about his to alert his victims and to boost their spirits. One has a million dollar judgment against him!
9/27/2012 Disbarment 11-N-11381
Mark your calendars and keep a close eye on the site! This miscreant has brought all of this on himself!
#35 Sep 19, 2012
Kniss has been disbarred by the State Bar of California!
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