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There goes the burka

We have this guy here shooting this guy there...

Once again we are all focused on, for better or for worse, one of this worlds strongest leaders, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia. Many times through the years I have said this guy Putin is going to go no where, and if he does, it is going to be because he chooses to.

There is no one who loves this country as much as I do, and I say often, God Bless America. However, it has become painfully obvious to me that we as a country are in trouble. Instead of focusing on President Putin or Benjamin Netanyahu, these two men who know what their countries need and what direction to go. With the Muslims in place to create havoc in these United States where do we get off in telling either of the gentleman anything on how to run their countries? Note: remember the body snatchers movie, where regular humans are substituted with aliens (the real ones). It will be the job for Muslims to place into positions of power to control the very constitution to their benefit to achieve control.

Empty Suit

Empty Suit

My opinion has always been that if Israel ever followed the policy of these United States, the Israeli people would be living on boats off of the coast of their former country. Just as many Americans today are worried and concerned as to the Muslim influence in the United States, that should be the focus! We are watching in slow motion the decimation of our country. President Putin is 110 % correct in much of what he does. I may not agree with all of it, but it is frankly none of my business. Many very educated people in the know realize that when President Obama speaks to or off President Putin, all that Putin sees is an “empty suit.”

One must wonder that with a little “time machine” tweaking, one of these men, if given the right circumstances, may have / could have been elected as the President of the United States. Keep in mind people, that as America developed there were lots of questionable acts and it was needed to build what we have today. Forgetting the Muslim issue for just a moment, look at the history. It will be the Muslims who will attempt to destroy this country as we once knew it. My position on this is clear. There is a clear and visible threat that, unless some patriots and politicians who can fix the error, fix it, it is our open door policy on immigration that is going to make this country something our fore fathers could never ever have imagined.

Am I pretty?

Am I pretty?

So as we stick our noses into the affairs of Russia and Israel, we have a 900 pound gorilla wearing a “burka” sitting in the room that everyone is assuming that, with time, it will get better. It wont. Remember the “100 years” attitude of the fatal virus in our midst.

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The following was taken from :Quran oath controversy of the 110th United States Congress

The controversy became more heated when Rep. Virgil Goode (R–VA) issued a letter to his constituents stating his view that Ellison’s decision to use the Qur’an is a threat to “the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America…[and] if American citizens don’t wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran”.[6] Goode’s foray into the controversy caused many other members of Congress to weigh in.

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Keeping it simple

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We have this guy here shooting this guy there...

We have this guy here shooting this guy there…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gunfighter With A Law Degree

Dark Tower Roland by Michael Welan

In every profession there are the guys who can seem to get things done. For instance, I and my team have a great reputation of getting things done, even though sometimes fingers get stepped on, it is just the way it is. When you have a major fire in your life you call the fire truck, me! Difficult situations require specialist in getting a bad situation made better, putting that fire out and making sure it does not rekindle. I have always felt that if you have a plumber, electrician or a contractor that you can trust, as a home owner it is nothing short of a blessing. If you tend to have legal issues that keep popping up it is also a great thing to have a guy like Kent B. Goss, a partner with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, who is on your side. That too is a good thing…. 213-612-2411. You feeling all is lost, call Kent.

Likewise, enter the world of lawyers. There are great firms with many years of building a great reputation and generally with decent results. You have the smaller firms and they too provide a function, a little more specialization and sometimes a more personal service. And of course sole practitioners. They too do an amazing job in their particular specialties. We have worked with many and all of the above over the last 21 plus years. One sole practitioner we are very fond of due to his incredible focus and knowledge of the law is Fred Silberberg, Lawyer. His success in getting things done is well documented. Do not stand in his way. And if you do, you could have an “ouch” moment. Fred is what we refer to as a “gunfighter with a law degree!” 310-556-1057 Another interesting practice is that of Dayton B. Parcells III. Mr. Parcells practice is also DIVORCE and he is also one very tough litigator. Don’t miss a chance to give Mr. Parcells a phone call, 310-201-9882…..both of these guys will give you a feeling of all will be well.

pay peanuts....

pay peanuts….

DO NOT LOOK FOR CHEAP. We are not good at doing things cheaply. As a very close friend of mine once told me, “pay peanuts, get monkeys.” Did I get that right Lisa? Another incredible choice when you are in a pinch is Benjamin Valencia II. Ben is a partner with Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers. One of the great things about Mr. Valencia he can do law in two languages, English and Spanish. Again, remember this is a profession and a business, you better be able to right a check. You want conversation, do not waste these professionals time.

 

 

In this same vein, I feel there are several others in this often difficult field of “shooting from the hip.” This expression is a term of endearment for clients who are left in a serious legal quandary and who find themselves sinking fast! Fred Silberberg, Ron Rale, Melanie Shornick, Steve Knowles (deceased), Michael Collum and how could I ever forget Mark Vincent Kaplan. Kaplan, Silberberg and Collum are sole practitioners, Rale and Shornick are with Trope and Trope. And of course when things were going to the crapper and fast, it was always handed to Steve Knowles to get it fixed and pump some life into the case. Steve died several years ago. Steve was a friend to many and is still missed to this very day.

Mal: "Well, maybe I'm not a fancy gentleman like you, with your ... very fine hat. But I do business. We're here for business."

Mal: “Well, maybe I’m not a fancy gentleman like you, with your … very fine hat. But I do business. We’re here for business.”

Do not misunderstand what I am saying, you have other excellent lawyers in Southern California. These lawyers that I have mentioned are excellent at taking your case from the “dark place” and getting it back on track, pumping new life into what may still be a losing battle in the end. Sometimes you jump in the pool and you either failed to realize the depth or the temperature of the water, cold and dark is what you will find most of the time. Knowing all of this you still wonder why do so many people enjoy the world of DIVORCE. Hmmmm, maybe it is also why I love playing the slots in Las Vegas! Sometimes I win and most of the time I lose, but it is the “hope” you will get similar results in a DIVORCE……

 

 

 

 

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February 27, 2015
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Welcome Joe!

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Joseph Peter Koenig, Esquire, has moved on down the road. Formerly of Trope & Trope, now Law Office of Joseph Peter Koenig. Joe has been in the trenches of DIVORCE war for more years than I can remember. Joe was a member of Sorrell Trope’s firm since the start of DESPERATEEXES.com and before. Another nice thing for a new client is that Joe knows the law and has first hand knowledge of what direction to move in when it seems all is lost.

You will get the big law firm experience and not have to deal with the big law firm “stuff.”
Joe’s new offices are located at 10866 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 900, Los Angeles, California 90024. Give him a call at 323-739-1331.

We have never ever mislead any of our readers and the thousands of men and women going through the process of DIVORCE. In keeping with that very same line of thought, I would suggest you take the time and interview Mr. Koenig, or as we know him “Joe.” It could be one of the best decisions of your life as you attempt to develop a “new life.” I have known Joe for over 15 years and have never ever heard anything negative about his practice of law. It is my opinion you too will get the same feeling upon speaking with Joseph P. Koenig, Lawyer!

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Super Tomfoolery

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L.A. Magazine for 2015 and SUPER LAWYERS…….Total and complete ‘Tomfoolery’ is what this crap is, pure baloney. Folks, this is all advertising and some F’n publisher thought ‘hard and short’ how to do a shake down of peoples egos and came up with “SUPER” this and “SUPER” that……OMG, I am going to prove this whole “SUPER” crap shortly. The magazine wants to talk about the selection process? Ok, then how does everyone who wants to pay for a big ad become so SUPER? I was reading the “nominations,” “Independent research,” and “evaluations” and how you are selected for this esteem group! Some of the biggest screw ups I have seen over my 22 years are on this list! How did that happen? The more money you toss at this, the bigger your “SUPER LAWYER STATUS” will be. There is more useful research in a used condom, than all of this crap combined! Read and listen to DESPERATEEXES.com, we have our hand on the beat of the DIVORCE lawyers in this state. That is the truth!

Someone made an oops on this one.

Someone made an oops on this one.

Funny too was the front cover. There are four female lawyers in frame. I am guessing no one really paid much attention to the caption. The title is “Hey Chick, Want to go to Court? Oral history of the good, bad and ugly experiences of the first wave of female attorneys” so it reads. Note: No one in that picture has been called a ‘Chick‘ in 70 years! The picture says it all here. For one thing, the “Queen of Mean” of all female lawyers is present. (we here at DESPERATEEXES.com always say nice things about her…..out of fear!) The other three, who knows? It was the words that caught my attention in the title. CHICK, ORAL, BAD and of course UGLY. Now I could certainly suggest several dozen others that could very well fit in this category, however, this was a story of ALL the great and SUPER lawyers in Los Angeles. Another title that comes to mind is, “The Good, The Bad, The Unprepared, The No Talent and I Cannot Present a Case.” Now this group I and many others are very well versed on! All this SUPER EXCRETA is what is being sold here folks. You know I would never tell a fib here.

People be jealous!

People be jealous!

There was another section that almost caused me to spit my Jack Daniels into the fire place as I read, and that could have caused a fire on my desk. “THE TOP 10.” This is the best of the best, “allegedly.” On this list we have the ultimate gas bag, Thomas V. Giradi, one of the best in the land when it comes to huge dollar awards in personal injury cases, an interesting little man. Roger C. Brandt, quite a big name in the world of law, a pal of mine, Brian J. Panish, another and possibly the worlds best in the world of personal injury and a track record to prove it. A very interesting big man. Then we have the other 7, to make 10. “The Best of the Best.” Here came the Jack Daniels moment, STACY D. PHILLIPS !!!!!!! This lawyer fancies herself a DIVORCE lawyer and through the years has always spent the money and got her placement on the Super Excreta list. One of the funniest of all time was a “cover” shot several years ago. Well, whoever did that to Ms. Phillips should have been fired. All that photo needed was a parrot placed on her shoulder and she could have co-starred in “Hook.” And BTW, that type of photo and placement is HUGE money, someone paid a partial retainer for that photo.

Does this suit make me look fat?

Does this suit make me look fat?

This is another reason why I say Baloney! If, and I say if, Ms. Phillips was the last lawyer on the planet she still would never make it into the top ten of anything! This is just my opinion. Oh stop, I am not being mean. I am being honest, in so much that all of this SUPER LAWYER stuff is just clever advertising to trick you, the consumer, into thinking you are getting something special. You are not and all of the above is my proof!

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February 22, 2015
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Hog Wild

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Have you ever watched pigs or hogs at feeding time? Having spent considerable time on a ranch that members of my family owned, I got to watch how vicious a hungry pig can be. Another relative of ours had literally thousands of these four legged garbage disposals back in the days when the ‘swill’ was picked up by a man and taken to a far off place and fed to the hogs. That is now called Magic Mountain.

 

 

Pork, it's for dinner

Pork, it’s for dinner

Where am I going with this you ask? Well, the viciousness of lawyers at a deposition or other legal proceeding can be similar to what I observed above on several levels. When a pig is injured and bleeding the others will attack with a vengeance that no Hollywood movie could ever get right on the big screen. It is a level of meanness you have to see to believe, these animals will literally eat the wounded animal alive! For that matter, chickens too are very cannibalistic. Chickens – pigs, back to the point. Maybe it is being present in the moment and watching mother nature take her course that makes you wonder if you will ever eat another piece of bacon or enjoy a nice Honey Baked Ham? (or a McNuggett, you know it really is all white meat)

A few months ago, an attorney during a deposition ordered an opposing lawyer ‘out of the office suite’, to the point that it got so nasty that the cops were called. Called to make it clear that even though this lawyer was invited and had a right to be there as it was ‘their’ client participating in this depo, ‘This’ lawyer had had his fill at the trough and now wanted more, wanted to flex those skinny little pale arms and show all in view how tough he was. Orrrrrrr was it just that he was being a total and intolerable asshole? Now these two lawyers had a relationship for many years and out of no where one began to throw pig shit at the other! Give me pig slop but hold the pig shit! This ‘Boss Hog’ in the world of DIVORCE actually called the police to have this other lawyer (a partner at an opposing firm) escorted out of a legal proceeding! The cops who had been called did just that. Or, the other choice would have been to be arrested for trespassing! What the ‘big hog’ really needed was to get slapped with a big ass law book across his nasty snout!

You said what?

You said what?

And Da nasty keeps coming. Short time ago, a partner from another DIVORCE firm on the outer limits of Beverly Hills was at a deposition at one of the more swanky firms in Century City and for some unexplained reason looked at one of the opposing lawyers and called her a “fucking bitch”. Now, I am not sure, she might have been in mid sentence with perhaps a ‘poke in the eye’ for the good counselor, when that legal thought was allowed to fly. Now I have never been to law school and I cannot speak to the curriculum, at what point does a term such as “fucking bitch” enter? Is that old English Law, Spirit of the Law, or a legal observation by one lawyer towards another? Or is it a fall back on why does a dog lick his nuts? Because he can and for some of you stop being jealous! What I described in the two instances above is that it was an ‘instinct’ to strike out and to hell with all propriety! Note: the thrower of the ‘F’n Bitch’ has been tutored by one of the best lawyers in town, whose vernacular might include a word or two as such! No habibi’s or habibti’s on this visit however, the word friend is tenuous in this group when it comes to money and how much one is allowed to earn. Now I have seen lawyers sit and look at each other with total disgust and in the next minute be rather friendly in the hallways of the courthouse weeks later or in some instances once outside the arena or courtroom. (Please do not get the Arena confused with the Arena, as funny as a picture that could bring to mind. No dancing on boxes with flashing lights. Oh there is a box to sit in and be faced with glimmering teeth, not that Arena)

Feeding Time!

Feeding Time!

And not to be out done by the bad manners, how about this! One little lawyer wanting to be in the ‘leagues’ from the outskirts of the land of ‘pedestrian’ decides to verbally go after the founding partner of one of Southern California’s largest DIVORCE firms. Well, let me tell you this, if Adam and EVE hadn’t screwed up in the garden with that dam snake and the delicious apple, only God knows where things may have ended up. I will tell you this, it will be a cold day in hell before Eve ever gets another bite at the once delicious apple, God had other plans and that will also be to never ever get another nice referral, hope you enjoyed your comment. Oye, that was not too smart, biting the hand of a rain maker. We love when those in charge make it rain. I am just saying. We as humans often forget that like hungry hogs at a trough, some get to eat more, others, just get garbage stuck in there snout. As to collecting designer bags, some folks like high dollar cars, some like nice vacations and for some, it is those damn shoes and handbags (I am talking about females here, we are not going to ‘OUT’ anyone on this site) And for a hand full of successful DIVORCE lawyers, they love it all and get to have it all as it is the only reward at times for having to deal with the ‘gang’ at the trough. Till the next time, Oink!

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Musical courtrooms

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DIVORCE is never going to be easy nor pleasant, however, what we are seeing developing in the Los Angeles Superior Court ‘Family Law Section’ is a little unnerving. I am speaking of the change of positions in Department 2 and other courtrooms at The Stanley Mosk.

The ‘Gordon & Lewis’ show is gone forever, and in my opinion, that was a real kick in the gut to the process of DIVORCE in Southern California. Change is good, however, in many things. However, how long will it take a judge that is coming from traffic court to catch his / her stride and make rulings that he or she will be able to understand? Or better yet, the lawyers and litigants standing or sitting before the bench officer? Now some judges were very very lucky as to having some great ‘clerks’ who themselves could sit and run a calendar. Judge school, does it teach the ‘new’ judge the games and bullshit that take place right before their eyes in DIVORCE court?

Judge School

Judge School

Certainly The Honorable Scott M. Gordon, as presiding judge of the Family Law Court, was as perfect a fit that could have been made……The Honorable one is now a criminal court judge. There were potentially several next best fits and now we have the Honorable Maren E. Nelson. I have to ask how did this happen? Not trying to be disrespectful here, but seriously, Judge Scott M. Gordon moves on and ‘someone’ thinks that Maren Nelson is the one? Judge Nelson is very well read and many have said a good judge. But, as good a cook as I am I am not opening any eateries any time soon. Many have contacted us in wonderment as the appropriate direction that this was done. Well, I say too late folks, welcome the new presiding judge, The Honorable Judge Maren E. Nelson.

This is a NO Bullshit Court Room.

This is a NO Bullshit Court Room.

Did anyone ask The Honorable Judge Lewis? The Honorable Judge Shaller? The Honorable Judge Juhas or even The Honorable Tamara Hall? Just a little humor mentioning Judge Hall as much as we’d enjoy her, that might be a stretch as of this moment….Having Judge Hall as ‘presiding’ would be priceless! I have another thought, The Honorable Judge Amy Pellman! BAM! However, lets just say, (Gordon – Citation X) v ( Nelson – Helicopter) One thing I am sure of is that the occasional laugh from the bench in Dept. 2 is long gone as is the bad food up at the cafeteria on the 9th floor. (Have you eaten at the Panarama Cafe? Very good) I am curious if Judge Nelson’s sense of humor is up to date or is it going to be ‘keep it dry and lets cut the palsy walsy stuff’. Time will tell. DESPERATEEXES.com did support Judge Nelson when she was recalled several years ago and will be supportive. And in saying all that, we are always looking for a good laugh!

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February 10, 2015
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