Acceleration

Who is James C. Bodie, Virginia State Bar?

The VSB’s disciplinary process is not a substitute forum to address concerns that were the subject of court proceedings. So says James Bodie of VSB.

LIT COMMENTARY

The Burkes filed 2 complaints on Monday re Tom Hefferon and Matt Sheldon of Goodwin Law. In record time, a letter from Intake Counsel James Bodie of VSB was emailed to the Burkes dismissing their complaints for reasons that make no logical sense at all. Read on to learn more about the Virginia State Bar’s complaint process and how they are defending lawyers with untenable arguments in law.

Virginia State Bar
1111 East Main Street Suite 700
Richmond, Virginia 23219-0026
Telephone: (804) 775-0500
Fax: (804) 775-0501
TDD: (804) 775-0502

June 11, 2020

PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL

Joanna Burke                          via e-mail only

46 Kingwood Greens Dr. Kingwood, TX 77339

Re: Complaint about Matthew Stephen Sheldon and Thomas Michael Hefferon Dear Mrs. Burke:

The Virginia State Bar received your complaint. We reviewed your complaint to ascertain whether it described conduct violating a provision of the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct.

We will not take further action on your complaint. The VSB’s disciplinary process is not a substitute forum to address concerns that were the subject of court proceedings. A lawyer’s methods and tactics in litigation are subject to the court’s scrutiny and, of course, can be challenged in court by the adverse party or the adverse party’s lawyer. The VSB does not audit the court’s administration of litigation or the court’s decisions. Those matters must be addressed through the appellate process.

I understand that the litigation was a difficult experience for you. That is regrettable, yet not every disappointing or frustrating experience with a lawyer rises to the level of lawyer misconduct subject to the Virginia State Bar’s regulation. Based on my review of the file and my experience in the legal ethics rules and the disciplinary process, I conclude that a formal investigation into the complaint is not warranted.

The VSB has limited authority and cannot address all situations through its disciplinary process. It is the policy of the VSB not to respond to multiple requests for reviews of the same complaint. Please review our website at: www.vsb.org for information about the disciplinary process.

Although we can take no further action, we thank you for sharing your concerns with the VSB.

 

Very truly yours,

James C. Bodie Intake Counsel

JCB/ar

jamesbodie.fw

Via Email, 3pm, June 11, 2020

Dear Mr. Bodie,

We refer to your expedited answer and should be obliged if you could answer a few questions;

In particular, related to this confusing statement;

“The VSB’s disciplinary process is not a substitute forum to address concerns that were the subject of court proceedings. A lawyer’s methods and tactics in litigation are subject to the court’s scrutiny ….”

(i) Can you point us to where in Virginia Supreme Court Rules it says we are suppressed during litigation from submitting a complaint to the Virginia State Bar?

(ii) Can you also point us to where in the Rules where we are subject only to the jurisdiction of the courts during litigation regarding professional code of conduct for lawyers who are members of your Bar? We rely upon our local Supreme Court in Texas when we cite; for example the 1994 case before the Texas Supreme Court where they concisely summarized the difference, rejecting the Texas Bar’s argument; “Our inquiry relates to the classification of the crime, not the tribunal’s subjective judgment of character of the particular lawyer convicted. In short, we classify the crime, not the lawyer.” Thacker, Matter of, 881 S.W.2d 307, 309 (Tex. 1994).

(iii) Did you actually read law professor Roy Simon’s credentials, including his declaration and opinion that these lawyers violated Georgia’s professional codes of conduct? His opinion rejects your assertions; In connection with this motion, the Counties retained Professor Roy D. Simon, Jr., a leading expert in the field of legal ethics. He is the Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics Emeritus at Hofstra University School of Law, serves as a legal ethics advisor to law firms, and is the author of the twenty editions of Simon’s New York Rules of Professional Conduct Annotated, as well as other books in the field of professional responsibility. (See Declaration of Roy D. Simon (“Simon Decl.”), ¶¶ 1, 4, Ex. A.) and his profile; https://www.hofstra.edu/faculty/fac_profiles.cfm?id=1410

(iv) Should you wish to keep your untenable position by dismissing the inquiries re Sheldon and Hefferon, what is the appeal process, if any. e.g. in Texas there is BODA (txboda.org).

Thanking you in anticipation of your earliest response.

Stay safe.
Regards
Joanna and John Burke

50 December 2004

V S B    A T T O R N E Y    P R O F I L E

James C. Bodie has been intake counsel for the Virginia State Bar since December 2003.

In that position, he is in charge of the process for reviewing bar complaints in their earliest stages.

He came to the VSB in 2001 after fifteen years in private practice — most recently with the Richmond firm Thompson, Smithers, Newman, Wade & Childress LLP. His practice included professional malpractice defense, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights and general civil litigation.

He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of South Carolina in 1982. After attending the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University for a year, he transferred to the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law, from which he received his degree in 1986.

Bodie is a member of the Henrico County and Richmond bar associations.

Let’s start with some basic information that’s not on your résumé. Where are you from?

When I was born, my family lived in a house trailer on my grandfather’s dairy farm in Powhatan County. My family even- tually moved to the Midlothian area in Chesterfield County, but we returned to Powhatan County by the time I was ten years old.

What drew you to the law?

I am a people person. I like to challenge and to be challenged. As a child I enjoyed problem solving and helped some of my classmates settle disputes on the play-

ground. I am the middle son of three boys and have the added bonus of an older sis- ter. Sibling rivalry was fertile ground for oral argument. My parents were not in the least impressed with “all that bickering.” To my detriment, they had more exceptions to the hearsay rule than Charles E. Friend. After being on the receiving end of a class- mate’s punch in the nose, I then under- stood that there is more to the art of persuasion than who can shout the loudest.

I never knew what a lawyer was until my seventh-grade English teacher, Mrs. North, chose me to play Rooster Cogburn’s lawyer in the class play “The Trial of Rooster Cogburn” from the movie Tru e Grit . A county judge permitted trial to con- vene in the old circuit court building at Powhatan County Courthouse. When the bailiff demanded “all rise” the queasiness in my stomach became the lump in my throat. Fortunately, for John Wayne, justice prevailed in spite of my shortcomings as an actor and lawyer. I was definitely hooked on the law from that point on. I now fondly recall that lump in my throat and how it visited me time and time again— especially my first court appear- ance as a lawyer in Henrico General District Court when Judge Howren asked me if I was “really a lawyer.”

Did you ever consider any other career?

Yes. Religion and politics, but I could not decide between the pulpit and the podium and neither can I stand still long enough in one place.

Not only did I mediate disputes on the playground, I also approved of the “mar- riages” and officiated at the pretend wed- dings. Playground politics was involved in some of the prearranged “marriages.” My political career ended after my fifth-grade teacher made her “prophecy” that I was a “future leader.” No one likes a teacher’s pet.

Before you came to the bar, you defended lawyers in malpractice cases. What did you learn from that experience that bears on your job now?

I learned that many clients expect mere lawyers to perform miracles and then blame the lawyer because he or she could not create the facts to fit the law. I now see similar ethics complaints.

Many legal malpractice defense lawyers become the proverbial “jack of all trades, but master of none.”

In defending legal malpractice cases, the defense lawyer prepares to try the underlying case and is thus exposed to a wide variety of legal matters — real estate transactions, business transactions, securities, domestic, bankruptcy, etc.

I also practiced in some of these areas and can appreciate firsthand some of the issues that arise between lawyers and their clients. I believe that my prior experience has been very beneficial to me and I hope to the bar as well.

Why did you decide to leave private practice for government service?

A fellow lawyer told me that a successful litigator devotes the majority of his time and energy toward his practice — looking for clients, working for clients, and collecting fees from clients. I interviewed with the bar just two days after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. I had two young children at home and chose to invest my time with them. It would be dis- honest of me to say that I never miss pri- vate practice, but my work at the bar not only satisfies my desire to contribute to our profession, but it allows me the time to devote quantity time with my wife and children.

Tell us what you do as intake counsel.

Paragraph 13. A, Part 6, Section IV of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia describes a bar complaint as “any written communication to the Bar alleging Misconduct or from which allegations of Misconduct reasonably may be inferred.”

The Intake Office of the Office of Bar Counsel receives and reviews approximately four thousand written inquiries and complaints each year .

Intake’s role in the complaint process is to determine whether the written communication received describes conduct that might violate the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct. As intake counsel, I supervise a staff of two other lawyers and two legal assistants in this undertaking.

The intake lawyers may dismiss the matter after determining that the written communication fails to describe attorney misconduct.

If the written materials describe attorney misconduct, then the intake lawyers assign the matter to bar counsel for preliminary investigation.

Intake may undertake a proactive review of a matter which entails the bar’s involvement in the complainant’s dispute with the lawyer, but without initiating a formal ethics inquiry. The majority of correspondence lawyers receive from intake involves the proactive process.

Do you have any advice for lawyers who are facing a bar complaint in its earliest stages?

Read the correspondence you receive from the bar.

Be prompt and direct in responding to the bar’s inquiry.

Do not defend the indefensible.

If the client complains that you won’t communicate, be contrite if you neglected a client’s file.

Answer only the question posed by the Intake Office— we try to be specific on the particular area of concern.

Do not use your response to rebut each outlandish statement made by your client.

Focus your response only upon the matter specifically noted by the intake lawyers.

Keep in mind that lawyers may reveal only information necessary to defend the complaint.

I suggest that if you receive a letter from the Intake Office asking for the status of a client’s criminal appeal, please avoid telling me the underlying details of your client’s criminal record or why he or she was guilty of the crime.

Tell us about your family.

My wife Stephanie and I have two children: Joshua, age six, and Jessica, age four. Stephanie works at Capital One. Joshua is in the first grade. Jessica is in nursery school. My folks live in the same house my civil engineer Dad designed and built nearly thirty-five years ago. My older brother and his family live in Powhatan. My sister and her family live in Chesterfield. My younger brother recently moved to Tampa, Florida.

Rumor has it you used to be a bar- tender. What did you learn from that?

There is no such thing as a “fun” drunk.

And you walk up the stairs to the bar offices on the fifteenth floor once a day?

Usually, I walk twenty flights; however, lately I’ve cut back on the stair walking due to the total lack of climate control in our building. Physical activity keeps my head straight.

What do you do for fun?

Besides my weekly attendance at two soccer games, karate practice, the nightly review of spelling words, reading books about frogs, spiders and Pooh, brushing two sets of teeth twice each day, taking kids to school each morning, wiping noses, making leaf piles and pouring one more cup of chocolate milk? I work out at the gym three nights each week and have date night with my wife once each month.

Is there any community involvement you’d like to include in your bio?

My wife and I serve as toddler nursery workers at Trinity United Methodist Church and serve on the youth education committee. We enjoy our Bible study class and working on various class projects.

One of your colleagues reports that you, like several of your fellow VSB attorneys, have musical skills.

At our old firm, a few of us played blue- grass music and Christmas songs for our staff and clients at the office Christmas party. My Dad saw to it that his children grew up with music in the house. We were entertained by his guitar, banjo and mandolin “picking.” He was entertained by our dancing to his music. I learned to play these musical instruments by ear, but never mastered any. My favorite instrument is the guitar; however, I love to play the piano by ear in my children’s Sunday school classes.

United States District Court
Northern District of Illinois – CM/ECF LIVE, Ver 6.3.3 (Chicago)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:14-cv-02280

County Of Cook v. Bank of America Corporation et al
Assigned to: Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo
Referred to: Honorable Sunil R. Harjani
Cause: 42:405 Fair Housing Act
Date Filed: 03/31/2014
Jury Demand: Both
Nature of Suit: 443 Civil Rights: Accommodations
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Plaintiff
County Of Cook represented by David J. Worley
Evangelista Worley, LLC
8100A Roswell Road
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30350
404-205-8400
Email: david@ewlawllc.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDDolgora D. Dorzhieva
Milberg Phillips Grossman LLP
One Pennsylvania Plaza
Suite 1920
New York, NY 11109
(212) 594-5013
Email: ddorzhieva@milberg.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDEzra Salami
Milberg Phillips Grossman LLP
One Pennsylvania Plaza
Suite 1920
New York, NY 10119
(212)594-5300
Email: esalami@milberg.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJ. Birt Reynolds
Milberg Phillips Grossman LLP
One Pennsylvania Plaza
Suite 1920
New York, NY 10119
(212) 594-5300
Email: breynolds@milberg.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJames M. Evangelista
Evangelista Worley, LLC
500 Sugar Mill Road
Suite 245A
Atlanta, GA 30350
(404) 205-8400
Email: jim@ewlawllc.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJames D. Montgomery , Sr.
James D. Montgomery & Associates, Ltd.
One North LaSalle Street
Suite 2450
Chicago, IL 60601
(312)977-0200
Email: james@jdmlaw.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJennifer Sarah Czeisler , F
Milberg Phillips Grossman LLP
One Pennsylvania Plaza
Suite 1920
New York, NY 10119
(212) 594-5300
Email: jczeisler@milberg.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDKenneth A. Wexler
Wexler Wallace LLP
55 West Monroe
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 346-2222
Email: kaw@wexlerwallace.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDKristi Stahnke McGregor
Evangelista Worley LLC
500 Sugar Mill Rd.
Suite 245A
Atlanta, GA 30350
404-205-8400
Email: kristi@ewlawllc.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMark J. Tamblyn
Wexler Wallace LLP
333 University Avenue
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95825
916-565-7692
Email: mjt@wexlerwallace.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMichelle M. Montgomery
James D. Montgomery and Associates
1 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 2450
Chicago, IL 60602
312-977-0200
Email: mmm@jdmlaw.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDPeggy J Wedgworth
Milberg Phillips Grossman LLP
1 Pennsylvania Plaza
Suite 1920
New York, NY 10119
212 591-5300
Email: pwedgworth@milberg.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDRoy Shimon
Milberg Phillips Grossman LLP
One Pennsylvania Plaza
Suite 1920
New York, NY 10119
(212) 594-5300
Email: rshimon@milberg.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDSanford P. Dumain
Milberg Phillips Grossman LLP
One Pennsylvania Plaza
Suite 1920
New York, NY 10119
(212) 594-5300
Email: sdumain@milberg.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Umar Sattar
Wexler Wallace Llp
55 West Monroe St.
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 346-2222
Email: us@wexlerwallace.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

V.
Defendant
Bank of America Corporation represented by Alicia Rubio
GOODWIN PROCTER LLP
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 570-1736
Email: arubio@goodwinprocter.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCatalina E. Azuero
Goodwin Procter Llp
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 570-1000
Email: cazuero@goodwinprocter.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDThomas M Hefferon
Goodwin & Procter LLP
1900 N St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202)346-4000
Email: thefferon@goodwinprocter.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
Goodwin Procter Llp
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 570-1000
Email: bcox@goodwinprocter.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
Goodwin Procter LLP
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 570-1000
Email: CHerbert@goodwinlaw.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCourtney L. Hayden
Goodwin Procter LLP
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 570-1000
Email: CHayden@goodwinlaw.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDHenry C. Dinger
Goodwin Procter LLP
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 570-8347
Email: HDinger@goodwinlaw.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJames W. Mcgarry
Goodwin Procter Llp
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 570-1000
Email: jmcgarry@goodwinprocter.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph Laurence Motto
Winston & Strawn LLP
35 W. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 558-3728
Email: jmotto@winston.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph F Yenouskas
Goodwin Procter LLP
1900 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202)346-4000
Email: Jyenouskas@goodwinlaw.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDLevi Swank
Goodwin Procter LLP
1900 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 346-4000
Email: LSwank@goodwinlaw.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMatthew S. Sheldon
Goodwin Procter Llp
1900 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(212) 346-4000
Email: msheldon@goodwinprocter.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDRyan Marc Dunigan
Winston & Strawn, Llp
35 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 558-3213
Email: rdunigan@winston.com (Inactive)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDSabrina M. Rose-Smith
Goodwin Procter Llp
1900 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 346-4000
Email: srosesmith@goodwinprocter.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Yvonne W Chan
Goodwin Procter Llp
Exchange Place
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 570-1000
Email: ychan@goodwinprocter.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
Bank of America N.A. represented by Alicia Rubio
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCatalina E. Azuero
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDThomas M Hefferon
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCourtney L. Hayden
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDHenry C. Dinger
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJames W. Mcgarry
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph Laurence Motto
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph F Yenouskas
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMatthew S. Sheldon
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDRyan Marc Dunigan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDSabrina M. Rose-Smith
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDYvonne W Chan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
Countrywide Financial Corporation represented by Alicia Rubio
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCatalina E. Azuero
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDThomas M Hefferon
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCourtney L. Hayden
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDHenry C. Dinger
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJames W. Mcgarry
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph Laurence Motto
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph F Yenouskas
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMatthew S. Sheldon
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDRyan Marc Dunigan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDSabrina M. Rose-Smith
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDYvonne W Chan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
Countrywide Home Loans Inc. represented by Thomas M Hefferon
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCourtney L. Hayden
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDHenry C. Dinger
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJames W. Mcgarry
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph Laurence Motto
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph F Yenouskas
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMatthew S. Sheldon
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDRyan Marc Dunigan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDSabrina M. Rose-Smith
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDYvonne W Chan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
Countrywide Bank FSB represented by Alicia Rubio
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCatalina E. Azuero
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDThomas M Hefferon
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCourtney L. Hayden
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDHenry C. Dinger
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJames W. Mcgarry
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph Laurence Motto
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph F Yenouskas
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMatthew S. Sheldon
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDRyan Marc Dunigan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDSabrina M. Rose-Smith
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDYvonne W Chan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
Countrywide Warehouse Lending LLC represented by Alicia Rubio
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCatalina E. Azuero
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDThomas M Hefferon
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCourtney L. Hayden
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDHenry C. Dinger
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJames W. Mcgarry
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph Laurence Motto
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph F Yenouskas
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMatthew S. Sheldon
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDRyan Marc Dunigan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDSabrina M. Rose-Smith
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDYvonne W Chan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
BAC Home Loans Servicing LP represented by Alicia Rubio
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCatalina E. Azuero
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDThomas M Hefferon
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCourtney L. Hayden
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDHenry C. Dinger
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJames W. Mcgarry
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph Laurence Motto
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph F Yenouskas
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMatthew S. Sheldon
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDRyan Marc Dunigan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDSabrina M. Rose-Smith
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDYvonne W Chan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. represented by Alicia Rubio
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCatalina E. Azuero
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDThomas M Hefferon
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCourtney L. Hayden
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDHenry C. Dinger
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJames W. Mcgarry
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph Laurence Motto
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph F Yenouskas
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMatthew S. Sheldon
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDRyan Marc Dunigan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDSabrina M. Rose-Smith
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDYvonne W Chan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
Merrill Lynch Mortgage Captial Inc. represented by Alicia Rubio
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCatalina E. Azuero
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDThomas M Hefferon
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCourtney L. Hayden
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDHenry C. Dinger
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJames W. Mcgarry
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph Laurence Motto
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph F Yenouskas
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMatthew S. Sheldon
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDRyan Marc Dunigan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDSabrina M. Rose-Smith
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDYvonne W Chan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
Merrill Lynch Mortgage Lending, Inc. represented by Alicia Rubio
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCatalina E. Azuero
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDThomas M Hefferon
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCourtney L. Hayden
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDHenry C. Dinger
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJames W. Mcgarry
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph Laurence Motto
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJoseph F Yenouskas
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMatthew S. Sheldon
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDRyan Marc Dunigan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDSabrina M. Rose-Smith
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDYvonne W Chan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Movant
Cook County Sheriff’s Office
Movant
Office of the Chief Judge
Movant
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

 

Date Filed # Docket Text
06/08/2020 494 NOTICE of Motion by Kenneth A. Wexler for presentment of motion for sanctions, 493 before Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo on 7/15/2020 at 09:45 AM. (Wexler, Kenneth) (Entered: 06/08/2020)
06/08/2020 493 MOTION by Plaintiff County Of Cook for sanctions against Goodwin Procter LLP and Memorandum in of Law in Support Thereof (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Professor Roy D. Simon, Jr. in Support of Plaintiff’s Motion for Sanctions Against Goodwin Procter LLP)(Wexler, Kenneth) (Entered: 06/08/2020)
06/08/2020 492 MINUTE entry before the Honorable Sunil R. Harjani: The district judge has set a discovery schedule for the parties. To the extent the parties need a hearing on any discovery matter before the Magistrate Judge, they are requested to contact the Courtroom Deputy. Mailed notice (lxs, ) (Entered: 06/08/2020)
06/05/2020 491 MINUTE entry before the Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo: Per the parties’ joint status report, fact discovery is extended and ordered closed by 8/28/2020. Deadline for County to serve expert reports: 10/12/2020. Deadline for Defendants to serve expert reports: 11/24/2020. Deadline for County to serve rebuttal expert reports: 12/14/2020. All expert discovery to be completed by 1/22/2020. Dispositive motions with supporting memoranda due by 3/31/2021. Status hearing is reset for 8/28/2020 at 9:45 a.m. (to track the case only, no appearance is required). The parties shall file a joint written status report by 8/21/2020. The court will enter a scheduling order in response to the status report. Mailed notice. (mgh, ) (Entered: 06/05/2020)
06/05/2020 490 STATUS Report (Joint) Report Concerning Discovery & Settlement by BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, Bank of America Corporation, Bank of America N.A., Countrywide Bank FSB, Countrywide Financial Corporation, Countrywide Home Loans Inc., Countrywide Warehouse Lending LLC, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., Merrill Lynch Mortgage Captial Inc., Merrill Lynch Mortgage Lending, Inc. (Sheldon, Matthew) (Entered: 06/05/2020)
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