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The Florida Bar

A bar complaint was filed on November 30, 1014 with The Florida Bar. The Complaint alleged misconduct by Michael J. Napoleone.Click here to review the original complaint.

On December 10, 2015, Maura Canter, Bar Counsel at The Florida Bar in Tallahassee, Florida responded to the complaint. Click here to read her response.

On July 22, 2015, I wrote the following letter to Ms. Maura Canter at The Florida Bar:

VIA US Mail

Ms. Maura Canter, Bar Counsel
Attorney Consumer Assistance Program
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300

Re: Mr. Michael J. Napoleone; RFA No: 15-9614

Dear Ms. Maura Canter,

I am in receipt of your letter of December 10, 2014. Thank you for taking your time to respond to my serious concerns on behalf of The Florida Bar.

In your letter to me you stated, “The Florida Bar only has authority to investigate complaints to determine if an attorney has violated the rules governing attorneys and whether disciplinary action is warranted regarding the attorney’s license to practice.”

Ms. Canter, it was never my intention for The Florida Bar to change the outcome of anything that has happened in the Courts in the State of Florida. I know that this is not within the purview of The Florida Bar.

Mr. Michael J. Napoleone has allegedly violated six of the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct which were listed in the Bar Complaint that I filed on November 30, 2014. Under the Florida Bar Standards for Lawyer Sanctions disbarment is appropriate as I outlined in the Complaint.

I hope that the fact that the Defendant Peter Halle is a Florida Attorney, that Mr. Michael J. Napoleone is a Florida Attorney, that the Florida Attorneys at the Florida law firm of Richman Greer that worked on this case were licensed by The Florida Bar, that the Defendant’s wife and Successor Trustee of the Edward Halle Trust is Carolyn B. Lamm, a Florida Attorney and a Past President of the American Bar Association (2009-2010) and that I am a total nobody in the legal profession does not have any bearing on the actions of The Florida Bar.

Powerful people don’t need the protection of The Florida Bar. It is ordinary Florida residents that are being abused by Florida legal professionals licensed by The Florida Bar that are committing misconduct that are in need protection.

My family, friends and readers keep asking me why I don’t complain more vigorously to the Florida Bar about Mr. Michael J. Napoleone’s alleged misconduct. Everybody in Florida seems to believe that The Florida Bar will protect people from attorneys that lie to Judges in a Brief filed with the Appellate Court.

If you feel that Florida attorneys should be allowed to violate the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct that I have outline in my original complaint when involved in a case with a Pro Se litigant, I wish you would explain this to me and my readers so we may better understand how The Florida Bar exercises its investigational process when misconduct is alleged.

All that is necessary is for Mr. Napoleone to produce the court documents that support the statements that there had been multiple dismissals in the case in question before it was dismissed with prejudice. Since no such documents exist, he will not be able to do this and his guilt will be easily ascertained.

This letter is written with the utmost respect and confidence that The Florida Bar will do the next correct thing.

Very Sincerely,

Jason Halle

cc: Michael J. Napoleone

Hearings – June 16, 2015
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A Hearing before Judge David E. French

was held on

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Hearing on June 16, 2015

Hearing on June 16, 2015, before Honorable Judge David E. French

The hearing before Judge David E. French was held on:

Tuesday June 16, 1015, at 2:00 p.m.

South County Courthouse, 200 West Atlantic Avenue, Courtroom 2

Delray Beach, Florida 33444.

There already had been Orders that stated that there will be NO consequences for Peter Halle, a Florida Attorney, that has violated about a dozen Florida Statutes (laws) and has been in breach of Trust for about eight years.

The Appeal Court has decided that there has been no prejudice involved in that ruling even though I still don’t have my inheritance and the ruling allows my brother Peter to keep the money. All of the attorneys involved just keep focusing on the fees they are getting and that they have protected one of their own.

The bias against this Pro Se litigant is immense. This whole court action seems to have degenerated into how to save the Defendant, a Florida Attorney who was in Breach of Trust for eight years and who had violated a dozen Florida Statutes. The goal being that he have no negative consequences for his unlawful actions.

Then the next objective of the Court was not to allow any evidentiary testimony that would confirm that John G. White, III of Richman Greer law firm in West Palm Beach and Miami was guilty of misconduct for committing Fraud upon the Court. More Florida attorneys escaping negative consequences of their actions.

Now the victim, Jason Halle, is being told that according to Judge French’s ruling the Defendant Peter Halle can keep the money and Jason will have to pay one half of the Defendant’s legal fees!

Judge David E. French agrees that the Court never found that Peter Halle was not in Breach of the Trust. He also agreed that the Court never found that Peter Halle was not in violation of the many Florida Statutes in the Complaint.

Judge French never stated that John G. White, III of Richman Greer in West Palm Beach and Miami had not committed Fraud Upon the Court.

Judge French knew that Jason Halle is gay, has been HIV+ for 36 years, has a heart condition, is a cancer survivor three times and ran out of money while trying to get his brother to disburse his inheritance according to the terms of the Trust Document.

It seems to make sense why Judge David E. French is bias towards all of the Florida attorneys involved. He knows them. The Defendant’s wife, Carolyn B. Lamm, is a past President of the American Bar Association (2009 – 2010). They are all members of the same powerful club that reaches all the way back to Washington, DC.

I have always paid my taxes and tried to do the right and honest things in my life. I am naive, because I do not understand were all of the negative bias towards me is coming from. I expected justice from the Palm Beach Circuit Court.

All of the motions had been prejudged at a previous hearing. A Motion to Recuse had been Denied. A Petition for Writ of Prohibition had been denied. Everything ended up going down exactly as Judge David E. French had previously prejudged.

Is this a situation about powerful organizations protecting their own? Rich, powerful, politically connected lawyers and a gay, HIV+, Jewish, senior citizen with limited resources.

Everyone should be interested. If the courts are willing to do this to me, you can be sure they will be willing to do this to you.

 

The Back Story

Richman Greer Attorney tries to influence Judge
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John G. White of Richman Greer is trying to influence Judge French

John G. White of Richman Greer is trying to influence Judge French

A letter that I wrote to Judge David E. French yesterday pretty much sums up what Mr. John G. White, III of Richman Greer is attempting to accomplish.

There is still a Petition for Writ of Prohibition in the Appellate Court that has not been decided.

Mr. White seems anxious to try to push things forward quickly before any ruling from the Appellate Court so that he will not lose a Judge that is prejudging motions in his favor.

Here is the letter I wrote:

Dear Judge French,

This morning Mr. John G. White, III of Richman Greer sent you a letter asking you to sign a proposed Order Scheduling a Special Set Hearing on “all pending motions” for Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. reserving two hours for same. (Copy Enclosed)

Mr. White neglected to inform you that on May 31, 2015, he was served with a Motion to Stay Further Proceedings in the Lower Tribunal. (Copy enclosed)

Mr. White further neglected to inform you that I had sent him an email on May 31, 2015, informing him about the UMC hearing on June 16, 2015, and that according to your suspension calendar you would not be available the week before. (Copy enclosed)

The hearing at your UMC has already been noticed and the Notice has been filed. (Copy enclosed)

In the proposed Order sent to you by Mr. White, it would make it impossible for me to comply with the requirements for submission of all relevant pleadings, etc… to be in your Court 7 days prior to the hearing.

I am not in agreement with Mr. White’s proposed Order and believe it would be in violation of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure.

Thank you very much.

Very respectfully,

Jason Halle, Pro Se

Writ of Prohibition
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Petition for Writ of Prohibition

Writ of Prohibition to Disqualify Judge David E. French

A Petition for Writ of Prohibition was filed in the Fourth District Court of Appeal to disqualify Judge David E. French

On May 7, 2015, Jason Halle, Petitioner, filed a Petition for a Writ of Prohibition in the Fourth District Court of Appeal. The Petition for the Writ is to Disqualify Judge David E. French of the 15th Circuit Court in Palm Beach County. Judge French had signed an Order to Deny the Motion to Disqualify or Recuse Judge David E. French on April 22, 2015.

In a hearing on April 8, 2015, Judge French had started prejudging motions from the bench that had not yet been heard. The showed a strong bias against the Plaintiff and a strong positive bias for the Defendant.

It became clear that the Court had substantial prejudice against the Pro Se Plaintiff.

Jason Halle, the Plaintiff, has reasonable fear that he will not receive a fair hearing in Judge David E. French’s courtroom at the South County Courthouse in Delray Beach, Florida.

Copy of Petition for Writ of Prohibition

Judge David E. French Will Not Recuse Himself
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Judge David E. French

Judge David E. French will not recuse himself

On April 28, 2015, Judge David E. French mailed me an Order Denying Petitioner’s Motion to Disqualify Judge David E. French. The order was dated on April 22, 2015, despite the fact that it sat in his chambers for 6 days before he mailed it.

Copy of Envelope

Copy of Order

Back Story

Photo and Bio of Judge French

Now it will be necessary to file a Petition for Writ of Prohibition with the Fourth District Court of Appeal.

No one on this planet other than me seems to find any of this unusual. It just seems to be business as usual in the 15th Circuit Court in Palm Beach County.

 

 

Motion to Strike
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Richman Greer

Michael J. Napoleone

John G. White, III

Click here to read the motion.

In the motion the following allegations were made:

“Mr. John G. White, III, a member of the Richman Greer Law firm, gave false and damaging information during a hearing held on August 28, 2013. This is the hearing that resulted in the Honorable Trial Court’s Order Dismissing Plaintiff’s Fourth Amended Complaint with Prejudice.”

“No previous motion to dismiss had been granted by the Trial Court.”

“The rest of the many dismissals reported to the Courts by the Richman Greer attorneys and the statements to the Courts that many complaints lacked a cause of action were false and fabricated by Richman Greer attorneys. They were not a result of rulings by Trial Court Judges.”

This motion is a public record and is filed at the Fourth District Court of Appeal in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Click here to read more about the Lawsuit

Motion for Rehearing
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Motion for Rehearing

On October 23, 2014

Click here to read Motion for Rehearing

When the Fourth District Court of Appeal of Florida gave a decision of PER CURIAM AFFIRMED, I was really pretty surprised. I thought I had made my case.

In the Motion for Rehearing I pointed out that the ruling was in direct opposition to at least eight prior Appellate Court Rulings and gave citations to back up my claim.

I also pointed out that the amendment process had not been abused as Michael J. Napoleone, an attorney at Richman Greer had charged in his brief to the court. I also pointed out dependencies between the claims or Michael J. Napoleone of Richman Greer and what I believed to be the truth.

Click here to read more about the Lawsuit

Reply to Answer Brief of Richman Greer Filed
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Jason Halle files Reply Brief

Reply to Richman Greer Answer Brief Filed

Reply to Richman Greer Answer Brief Filed

On March 6, 2014, Jason Halle pro se filed a Reply Brief to answer the Answer Brief filed by Michael Napoleone and John G. White of the law firm of Richman Greer on February 21, 2014. The Answer Brief was prepared on behalf of Richman Greer client, Peter Halle of Morgan Lewis in Washington.

Jason Halle wrote the Reply Brief himself.

Fourth District Court of Appeal

Now that the Reply Brief is filed with the Court, there is nothing to do but wait for the ruling of the Honorable Fourth District Court of Appeal of Florida.

 I’ve answered Richman Greer

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Richman Greer Reply Brief
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Richman Greer Attorneys

Michael Napoleone and John G. White

File Answer Brief for Peter Halle of Morgan Lewis

Reply brief by Richman Greer

Richman Greer Answer Brief by Michael Napoleone and John G. White for Peter Halle of Morgan Lewis

Michael Napoleone of Richman Greer and John G. White of Richman Greer filed an Answer Brief with the Fourth District Court of Appeal of Florida on behalf of their client Peter Halle of Morgan Lewis.

It consists of 35 pages and was filed on February 21, 2014. The case number with the Fourth District Court of Appeal of Florida is: 4D13-3796.

Jason Halle, the brother of the Defendant is still waiting for Peter Halle, the Trustee of the Edward Halle Trust to disburse the money that was left to Jason Halle more than 6 years ago.

Peter Halle has already spent more than $100,000.00 in legal fees with Richman Greer in an attempt to avoid disbursing the money.

Peter Halle requests extension for Answer Brief
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Micheal J. Napoleone

of Richman Greer needs more time

Peter Halle & Jason Halle

Peter Halle & Jason Halle
at summer camp in the 1950’s

Peter Halle’s attorney, Michael J. Napoleone, has requested an extension of several weeks to file his Answer Brief in the Fourth District Court of Appeal. This is Peter Halle’s response to Jason Halle’s Pro Se Initial Brief filed on January 8, 2014.

The Answer Brief was originally due to be filed Michael J. Napoleone on January 28, 2014. With the extension that was agreed to by Jason Halle the Answer Brief is now due on Friday, February 21, 2014.

The progress of this appeal can be followed at the Fourth District Court of Appeal of Florida, Jason Halle vs. Peter Halle, Case Number 4D13-3796.

As of Sunday, February 16, 2014, Michael J. Napoleone still has not filed a motion with the Fourth District Court of Appeal of Florida for the extension.