Stanley Chesley

  • Stanley Chesley

    Attorney Misconduct, Legal Ethics

    Things Get Worse For A Disgraced Lawyer (Who’s Married To A Federal Judge)

    You’d think that after he was disbarred, got ordered to refund excessive legal fees, and had his law firm dissolved and placed into receivership, not much else bad could happen to Stan Chesley — but you’d be wrong.

    14 Comments / / Nov 2, 2015 at 4:50 PM
  • It's not all that it's cracked up to be.

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.02.15

    * Despite the fact that people seemed to have been losing their minds over court packing, according to Judge Sri Srinivasan of the D.C. Circuit, President Obama’s appointment of four new judges on the powerful court had little to no impact on the outcome of cases. [POLITICO]

    * “Americans are actively being deprived of their rights.” In this excellent longread on arbitration, we learn it’s the best for big companies, but for plaintiffs who are forced into it, it amounts to the “privatization of the justice system.” [DealBook / New York Times]

    * Uh oh! Disgraced plaintiffs’ lawyer Stan Chesley — perhaps better known as the “Master of Disaster” — had a warrant issued for his arrest last week after he failed to appear for a hearing related to his refusal to pay a $42 million judgment. [Louisville Courier Journal]

    * Florida A&M University College of Law has a brand new dean. We’d like to wish a warm welcome to Angela Felecia Epps, whose salary of $252,000 is likely more than any of the school’s recent and barely employed graduates can hope to make. [Orlando Sentinel]

    * A 30-year-old New Jersey man has been sentenced to a 16-year prison term for aggravated arson after the fires he set last year damaged a local law firm (one that was representing him at the time) and the county prosecutor’s office. [Associated Press]

    35 Comments / / Nov 2, 2015 at 8:56 AM
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    Attorney Misconduct, Boutique Law Firms, Lawyer of the Day, Legal Ethics, Litigators, Plaintiffs Firms, Politics, Small Law Firms

    Disgraced Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Stan Chesley: He’s Baaack….

    Stan Chesley — the “Master of Disaster,” the “Prince of Torts” — is not going gently into that good night.

    6 Comments / / Jun 7, 2013 at 1:31 PM
  • Kim Kardashian

    Antitrust, Attorney Misconduct, Biglaw, California, Celebrities, Deaths, Department of Justice, Divorce Train Wrecks, Drinking, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Mergers and Acquisitions, Morning Docket, New Jersey, Pro Bono

    Morning Docket: 04.22.13

    * With the capture of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, many legal questions are being asked, like if he’ll be Mirandized, where he’ll be tried, and if he’ll be considered an enemy combatant. [New York Times]

    * Thanks for kicking this keg, Mr. Baer: the Department of Justice and Anheuser-Busch InBev have settled their antitrust differences with respect to beer brewery’s planned acquisition of Grupo Modelo. [Legal Times]

    * Which firm has a “generous tuition reimbursement” program? And by “generous,” we mean 100% of law school tuition, which is awesome. We may have more on this later today. [Capital Business / Washington Post]

    * Stan Chesley, the “master of disaster,” is retiring — not because he wants to, but because he’s disbarred in Kentucky and surrendered his Ohio license before the state could take it from him. [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

    * California may soon follow in New York’s footsteps when it comes a pro bono mandate before bar admission, but the New Jersey Bar Association has an active hit out on the idea. [National Law Journal]

    * In an effort to avoid a trial that would’ve lasted longer than their sham marriage did in the first place, fauxlebrity Kim Kardashian and NBA player Kris Humphries settled their divorce last week. [Reuters]

    * Morris Kramer, an M&A pioneer and part of Skadden’s “Fab Four,” RIP. [DealBook / New York Times]

    5 Comments / / Apr 22, 2013 at 9:10 AM
  • Stan Chesley RF Stanley Chesley Stanley M Chesley

    Attorney Misconduct, Boutique Law Firms, Federal Judges, Lawyer of the Day, Legal Ethics, Legal Fee Voyeurism, Litigators, Plaintiffs Firms, Small Law Firms

    Lawyer of the Day: Stan Chesley, Disbarred Husband of a Federal Judge

    What got this prominent plaintiff-side lawyer into trouble? Hint: it’s all about the benjamins….

    11 Comments / / Mar 22, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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    Attorney Misconduct, Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Constitutional Law, Facebook, Federal Judges, Guns / Firearms, Insider Trading, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, Partner Profits, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 03.22.13

    * If you’re looking for an easy résumé line, then consider joining the Supreme Court bar, an elite organization that doesn’t check to see if its members are still alive. All you need is three years of practice, two signatures, and $200. [Associated Press]

    * Stanley Chesley, the master of disaster himself, was disbarred for his “shocking and reprehensible” conduct in a fen-phen case. His wife, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Dlott of the Southern District of Ohio, must be oh so pleased. [Courier-Journal]

    * Howrey like dem apples now? Some of Howrey’s former partners, including ex-chairman Robert Ryuak, all lined up to make deals to delay lawsuits from firm’s bankruptcy trustee, Allan Diamond. [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

    * This Biglaw firm’s future was just a little bit dimmer in 2012, with a 4.9 percent dip in profits per equity partner. This is unexpected from Milbank, a number 3 seed in our March Madness competition. [Am Law Daily]

    * The NRA’s New York affiliate filed suit challenging the state’s new gun laws, claiming that ban on assault weapons violates the Second Amendment — because this is clearly what the founders intended. [Reuters]

    * Raj Rajaratnam’s younger brother, Rengan Rajaratnam, was indicted yesterday in a federal insider-trading scheme tied to the Galleon case. You can’t fault the guy, he was just trying to keep it in the family. [Bloomberg]

    * Sorry, Dean Boland, but you’re not going anywhere. A judge denied the attorney’s request to withdraw from Paul Ceglia’s Facebook case. He must be wishing there were a dislike button now. [Law 360 (sub. req.)]

    8 Comments / / Mar 22, 2013 at 9:08 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.15.11

    * Happy Magna Carta Day! Freedom is great, but real property laws aren’t fun. Law students could have survived without half of them. [An Associate’s Mind] * For those of you who get angsty on planes, here is a quick list of the things you can’t do. Getting naked in the bathroom — not in […]

    3 Comments / / Jun 15, 2011 at 5:26 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.24.11

    * Yes, we have seen the excellent GW Law Revue video based on the Cee Lo Green song (embedded above). No need to send it to us again. In fact, please do not send us links to any Law Revue videos until we announce the start of our third annual Law Revue Video Contest (perhaps […]

    54 Comments / / Feb 24, 2011 at 5:19 PM
  • Denny Chin, Fabulosity, Federal Judges, Kim McLane Wardlaw, Kimba Wood, Loretta Preska, Money, Romance and Dating, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, SCOTUS, Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court

    A Solution to the Federal Judicial Pay Crisis: Marry Into Money

    As we previously mentioned, and as Lawrence Hurley of the Daily Journal reports here, Congress is considering a proposal that would raise federal judges’ salaries by a significant margin. Here’s what the new scale would look like (with current salaries indicated parenthetically): District Court Judges: $247,800 (up from $165,200)Court of Appeals Judges: $262,700 ($175,100)Associate Justices […]

    32 Comments / / Aug 22, 2007 at 4:30 PM