Representatives of the Muslim community of Orange County, the Church of Latter Day Saints, and the Christian right, along with various civil rights activists, are in discussions to establish a plan of action to aid Orange County resident Ronald Norton Gottschalk, The Leslie Brodie Report has learned.
During a meeting held in Arcadia yesterday, luminaries set the stage for the creation of a platform that will be used in aiding Gottschalk's whistleblowing activities and his quest for justice.
Gottschalk, an accomplished attorney with a stellar record, has been the victim of grave injustices and systemic abuses from various local and state entities ever since his relationship with Thomas Girardi of Girardi & Keese soured.
Singer Paul Anka serenades Former California Chief Justice Ronald George courtesy of Thomas Girardi of Girardi & Keese. (Image: courtesy of LA Lawyers Phil. )
Knowledgeable sources maintain that representative of the Orange County Jewish Federation and related entities were intentionally excluded from these discussions so as to avoid conflicts of interest and future complications. In addition, there were concerns that information may leak to the Los Angeles Jewish Federation and Bet Tzedek – both entities with strong ties to Girardi & Keese partner Howard Miller, as well as Ronald George – the former Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, respectively.
Eric George (Ronald George's son) is an active board member of Bet Tzedek. Previously, the State Bar of California – one of the entities engaging in the systemic abuse of Gottschalk – declined a request to disclose the amount of money it transferred to Bet Tzedek, as well as the amount of contributions it obtained from its members and related law firms. Unlike its foundation – the California Bar Foundation, which discloses financial transactions on a regular basis – the State Bar of California itself only discloses the names of the entities upon which it bestows money, and does not enumerate the dollar figures involved.
According to the California Bar Journal, during the State Bar's annual meeting in Monterey last September, Girardi & Keese and Thomas Girardi had an orchestra, along with singer-songwriter Paul Anka, flown in to perform at a special reception for retiring Chief Justice Ronald George.
The enmeshment between Thomas Girardi and the State Bar of California and others has been the subject of extensive coverage on TLR in connection with former crack addict Mike Nisperos ; BOG public member Jeannine English; State Bar of California Investigator Tom Layton; State Bar of California Executive Director Joe Dunn; allegations of preferential treatment leveled by ethics specialist David Cameron Carr; the attorney-client relationship between Howard Rice and Girardi & Keese; matters relating to the MGA/ Mattel litigation; as well as allegations involving conflicts of interest involving the case of Fogel v. Farmers.
Separately, TLR has learned that an examination is underway relating to the relationships, if any, between Ronald George and former State Bar of California president and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 1st Century Bank Alan Rothenberg, as well as the relationship between Eric George and the San Francisco based law firm of Howard Rice Nemerovsky Canday Falk and Rabkin in matters relating to multimillion dollar litigation against the Walt Disney Company regarding unpaid royalties involving fictional character Winnie the Pooh.