Faux Cherokee Elizabeth Warren’s Faux Law Practice

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If some first-rate detective work done by Legal Insurrection proprietor William A. Jacobson gets the publicity it deserves, Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic Senate candidate from Massachusetts may have far more trouble on her hands than her false claims of Native American ancestry. Despite maintaining a Cambridge law office for more than a decade, Jacobson has discovered that Warren has no license to practice law in that state.

Last Thursday’s debate between Brown and Warren brought the issue into focus, albeit indirectly. “When you talk about who’s side you’re on, I’m on the side of the taxpayers,” said Brown. “When you had a choice to make in your career, you chose to side with one of the biggest corporations in the United States, Travelers Insurance. You worked to prohibit all the people who got asbestos poisoning…she helped Travelers deny those benefits for asbestos poisoning… and made over $250,000 in an effort to protect big corporations…” Warren vehemently denied the charge. “It’s just not true,” she replied. “The Boston Globe has looked at this, they’ve written about it, and it’s all clear: I’ve been out there for working families, I’ve been out there for working people…”

Warren is correct in one respect. The Boston Globe did indeed cover the story of her work for Travelers. “It is clear that Warren received a substantial amount of money to help the company win immunity from all future lawsuits, with the expectation that the company would have to pay the settlement,” the paper reports. “But Warren’s work on the case may also have helped Travelers indirectly lay the groundwork for its current position, a position Warren and several other lawyers involved on both sides of the case say they did not foresee: where Travelers has immunity from most suits without having to pay the settlement.” With respect to remuneration, the paper revealed that the “$212,000 she earned from Travelers from 2008 to 2010 was included in Warren’s government disclosure forms,” confirming Scott’s allegations. Yet the most damming aspect of the Globe’s report was the fact that Warren “would not say how much she has earned for her outside work in these and other cases.”

Enter Jacobson, who reveals that Warren represented “not just Travelers, but numerous other companies starting in the late 1990s working out of and using her Harvard Law School office in Cambridge, which she listed as her office of record on briefs filed with various courts.” He explains the implications of that representation, noting that “there are at least two provisions of Massachusetts law Warren may have violated. First, on a regular and continuing basis she used her Cambridge office for the practice of law without being licensed in Massachusetts. Second, in addition to operating an office for the practice of law without being licensed in Massachusetts, Warren actually practiced law in Massachusetts without being licensed,” he writes.

Jacobson conducted a search of the Board of Bar Overseers attorney search website under both the Senate candidate’s married last name of Warren, as well as her maiden name, Elizabeth Herring. He confirmed his search with two telephone calls to the person responsible for verifying attorney status. His suspicions were confirmed: “there was no record of Warren ever having been admitted to practice in Massachusetts,” he writes.

Jacobson investigated further, revealing that Warren’s own listing of her status on her curriculum vitae dated June 25, 2008 shows that she was licensed to practice law in Texas and New Jersey. Yet a review of her Texas Bar Information reveals that she is not currently eligible to be licensed in that state either. It is unclear when Warren went on inactive status in Texas. As for New Jersey, Warren became licensed to practice law in that state in 1977. Yet as Jacobson reveals, the continuity of her status there is also in question. The New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners and the New Jersey Lawyers Fund For Client Protection indicate that Warren resigned her license on September 11, 2012, but neither organization could confirm whether her license was continuously active during the entire period from 1977-2012. There is speculation that Warren’s resignation was tendered specifically to prevent that information from getting out. Jacobson is endeavoring to find out, having submitted the necessary request in writing.

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  • Rifleman

    Warren is the natural result of the dp/msm's failure to vet their candidates.

    • kafir4life

      It's a democrat running against a Republican. It's all they need, now that they know that Ted Kennedy isn't coming back…..Altho' he could do a better job today than lyin' Liz.

      • guest

        I don' tthink republicans are in any position to talk about vetting. You stumbled from Palin in 08 (that one still cracks me up) to Romney, who it seems was born with both a silver spoon and his foot in his mouth.

        • Rifleman

          Palin was better vetted than obama is to this day. Awww are you still pining for ann richards?

  • sharpsrifle

    But realize that the voters in Massachusetts are still brain-dead enough to vote for this bottom feeder.

  • Maureen Crowley

    Way before the midterm shellacking I dialed phones for Scott Brown. People came from as far away as Virginia as a referendum on even the earliest Obama freedom grabs.

  • Schlomotion

    Mr. Ahlert is not from my state (Massachusetts) either. He is from the bank fraud capital of the United States, Boca Raton / Palm Beach. It is no surprise that he is attacking Elizabeth Warren. She is on the right side of banking and Fed reform while Mr. Ahlert stands for swindling, fraud, and economic collapse. This is a clear case of the Bernie Madoff supporters vs the hardworking Americans. Mr. Ahlert is trying to gin up a fake conspiracy about Elizabeth Warren, citing news programs he doesn't even listen to. Sorry, but that's in my my car radio. Todd Schnitt is the crap that Mr. Ahlert listens to. He has to get Egan and Braude on the 96.9 website.

    If Ms. Warren has no license to have a career in Massachusetts, I don't see how Mr. Ahlert does. However, if he wants to see his Senator's office stocked with a corrupt politician, he is free to go to the voting booth in his own state and vote for one of his neighbors.

    • Sprinklerman

      The place of residence or work of Mr. Ahlert is relavent to this article how? You're so invested in the DemocRAT party you can't even see the illogical arguements that you make in this post.

      • Schlomotion

        Of course it is relevant. He hails from a corruption capital in Florida and is carpetbagging on Massachusetts politics as a service to MY former Governor.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          Any voice of reason is like fingernails on chalkboard for you, isn't it?

    • Neils60

      Schlomo, Unfortunately, I share my Mass. heritage with you.
      As you know, "Granny" Warren (Boston/syndicated radio host's Howie Carr's name for her) loves to brag about her being "the intellectual foundation for Occupy Wall Street". Being the loving person that you are, I'm certain that you absolutely disdain and abhor the excesses of these nationwide groups, especially the blatant, disgusting, and unfair anti-Jewish rhetoric that became an every day occurrence throughout the country courtesy of these creeps. Shlomo, why do you think that Granny was/is so reticent to express her disgust with those excesses? Does she concur with their hatred? Today or tomorrow, the little Hitler of Iran is supposed to meet with several members of the O.W.S. group. Why is Granny so silent about this upcoming event? Is her silence an endorsement of the meeting with their fellow creep, Ahmadinijad? Am I ginning up a fake conspiracy regarding Granny? Or, am I merely telling it like it is?

      • Schlomotion

        I disdain and abhor the confirmed laziness, scrubbiness, and lack of clarity of Occupy Wall Street as a whole, but not the premiss that people should turn out on the Commons and assemble for petition and redress of grievances. I myself have confirmed the laziness, scrubbiness and lack of clarity of the Boston enclave firsthand, witnessing them to be sound asleep at 11 AM on a Monday workday.

        I don't think it's unfair that some of them hold an anti-Israel opinion. I also don't think it has anything to do with Ms. Warren, whose most outstanding characteristic is that she doesn't take any crap from the banking cartel. I don't presume to interpret what her alleged silences mean, as the natural state of anybody can be silence without being in and of itself morally repugnant.

        • Mo Schlotion

          I too confirm the firm confirmness of the confirmed scrubbiness.

        • Neils60

          Schlomo, The issue wasn't/isn't the anti-Israel protestors at OWS, or elsewhere, it was the number of "Jew Banker", etc. signs that I observed from the creeps, and even worse. Granny did zilch in asking that, that injustice be curtailed. And, that's shameful! Especially, where she takes credit for its "intellectual foundation."
          As you know, it's kind of "cool" to be anti-Israel on college/university campuses, as it's the "in thing" for college kids. And, evidently, no one wants to be on the outside of that in group.

          • Schlomotion

            We differ. You think Elizabeth Warren needs to pass a pro-Israel litmus test in order to gain office. I do not.

          • Neils60

            Schlomo, I thought that you were at least fairly bright, until I read your responses to me. You're the one who respponded to my post using Israel in place of Judaism. Then, when I indicated that the issue I had was her lack of response to the vicious attacks on Jews by the O.W.S. creeps, you state that Granny "needs to pass a pro-Israel litmus test in order to gain office." Your attempts to change the dialogue are ridiculous. To be quite candid, I have no idea where she stands on Israel, as, once again, that's not my issue with her. But, you already know it.

          • Schlomotion

            I don't think she needs to pass a pro-Jewish litmus test in order to be elected either, or disavow other peoples' statements as a prerequisite to making her own.

    • Ghostwriter

      Basically,Schlomind,you think that quoting "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" is a prerequisite for public office,don't you?

  • flemke

    This is a state that re-elected Teddy Kennedy over and over again in spite of the fact that Mary Jo Kopechne was killed when he drove off a bridge. Massachussetts doesn't seem to care if its politicians are honest and ethical. Amazing.

    • Schlomotion

      News flash. Ted Kennedy is dead too. You need to stock up on a new dead horse to beat on.

      • pagegl

        That doesn't change the facts that he was responsible for Kopechne's death and was reelected over and over by people who should have had better sense. Then again, I guess sucking up to the Kennedy clan is more important than a young woman's life.

      • Mo Schlotion

        Isn't the dead horse dead too?

        • Western Canadian

          Referring to a woman who died a hellish death due to the degenerate pig t. kennedy, is low, even for a degenerate like you.

      • wsk

        Hitler is dead, too, but you libtards keep bringing him up.

  • drivesguy

    I wonder if Warren got her credentials from the same place Ward Churchill did? It sure seems like they have a lot in common.

  • SuicidePrevention

    Elizabeth Warren conceived and championed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Wall Street executives hate her. Big bank executives have evaded criminal prosecution by defaming anyone who opposes them and bribing the vast majority of politicians of both parties who take their money in exchange for playing (or being) stupid. Elizabeth Warren would be a thorn in their side. BTW, she doesn't mince words about how most Demos (including the Clintons) are just as bad as most Reps on all financial industry regulation issues. Read Neil Barofsky's Bailout. One of the few people in DC who comes off as honest and capable in Barofsky's book is Elizabeth Warren. I hope she wins and becomes an even more effective thorn in the side of the Too Big Too Fail banks and the whole Washington DC Wall Street eco system that shields them from criminal prosecution. Most regulators/prosecutors who actually do their job can't get work after. Consider William Black who prosecuted several thousand S&L executives after the scandals of the late eighties. (Remember the Keating 5?) He should be treasury secretary but instead he teaches law and economics and wrote a book – The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&L Industry.

    • wsk

      Sorry, but if you put make-up on a pig, it's still a pig. You can try to spin it any away you like, but Elizabeth Warren is an elist lying sack of excrement libtard. Plus, I'm sure much of your info is suspect, just like Elizabeth Warren.

  • SuicidePrevention

    Elizabeth Warren conceived and championed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Wall Street executives hate her. Big bank executives have evaded criminal prosecution by defaming anyone who opposes them and bribing the vast majority of politicians of both parties who take their money in exchange for playing (or being) stupid. Elizabeth Warren would be a thorn in their side. BTW, she doesn't mince words about how most Demos (including the Clintons) are just as bad as most Reps on all financial industry regulation issues. Read Neil Barofsky's Bailout. One of the few people in DC who comes off as honest and capable in Barofsky's book is Elizabeth Warren.

    • Walt

      By your own words above, it is more than obvious that you have done very little research or homework on who you vote for over the years (Obama, Warren, etc.). Your blatant disregard for that which is right before your face is testament to either your ignorance or your stupidity – you choose!

  • Moishe Pupick

    Tu., 09/25/12 common era

    Ms. Warren should buy some track shoes and join Mr. Eric Holder in chasing ambulances. A shyster by any other name. . .

    • wsk

      She doesn't have the license to buy the shoes! That's the whole point of the article!!

    • wsk

      She wouldn't be able to buy the sneakers! That's the point of the article!!

  • SuicidePrevention

    I hope Elizabeth Warren wins and becomes an even more effective thorn in the side of the Too Big Too Fail banks and the whole Washington DC Wall Street eco system that shields them from criminal prosecution. Most regulators/prosecutors who actually do their job can't get work after. Consider William Black who prosecuted several thousand S&L executives after the scandals of the late eighties. (Remember the Keating 5?) He should be treasury secretary but instead he teaches law and economics and wrote a book – The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&L Industry.

  • SuicidePrevention

    Somebody in some corner office on a high floor in Wall Street is afraid of Elizabeth Warren. Thus the smears.
    I hope she wins and doesn't get neutered like NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who for a brief period last year seemed to be investigating bank fraud. Neutering seems to be the fate of anyone who challenges the TBTF banks.

  • EthanP

    And people who follow posts like this know and have known what a phony she is. But the MSM doesn't expose this, and most peopls depend on MSM for their info.

  • Ghostwriter

    I doubt that Native Americans,Cherokees included,are going to vote for this woman. Seeing as she falsely claimed Native American heritage,I don't think they'd look too kindly on THAT.

    • Omar

      It's like Ward Churchill all over again. Not only did the radical extremist "academic" lie about being part Native American, but he also plagiarized certain written works.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    I wonder if it all started with the falsies and the wig???….could she not be a she, other than
    a fraud what can it be……She walks like a woman but talks like a man 'L.o.l.a'………………..William

  • http://www.facebook.com/gum.shoe.777 Gum Shoe

    These people who vote in Massachusettes have drank so much Kennedy Cool-Aid that if it lookl like a Demcorat and quacks like a Democrat they got to vote for them not matter what they say or do. Nothing matters just a long as they are a Demcorat.