Dear Sirs: I feel that my life and the life of my son are now in danger due to my exposure of a secret cabal of Judges and Lawyers in Utah County. I have filed the following with the Utah Bar Association. If anything happens to me or my family, please note that it was not an accident! It will be a direct result of challenging this group of criminals in Utah!
Attn Billy Walker, Terrie McIntosh and John Baldwin of the Utah Bar
I wish to register an informal complaint under Article 5 Chapter 14 from the Judicial Council Rules of Judicial Administration. I also believe that theAttorney in question is a threat to the public and should be temporarily suspended until a final decision is reached by your Ethics Committee. I am litigating against the attorney, Kelly Peterson for what seem to be clear violations of the Ethics Code of Attorneys in Utah:
Rule 8.4. Misconduct.
It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to:
(a) violate or attempt to violate the Rules of Professional Conduct, knowingly assist or induce another to do so, or do so through the acts of another;
(b) commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer in other respects;
(c) engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation;
(d) engage in conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice;
(e) state or imply an ability to influence improperly a government agency or official or to achieve results by means that violate the Rules of Professional Conduct or other law; or
(f) knowingly assist a judge or judicial officer in conduct that is a violation of applicable rules of judicial conduct or other law.
1. I and my son wrote a check to Attorney Kelly Peterson-Provo, in the amount of $1500 to represent my son and his then wife in a custodial matter involving his then wife’s child with another father. During the interview with my son and his now ex-wife, Mr. Peterson probed about my son’s relationship with his then wife. My son also noted that improper contact and initiated by Kelly Peterson with his then wife.
2. To my son’s surprise, after he had contracted with Kelly Peterson for representation, he received a notice from Mr. Peterson and Alyssa Alanis that Mr. Peterson was representing Alyssa in her divorce against my son! This is a clear violation of Rule 1.7. Conflict of Interest: Current Clients. which states
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), a lawyer shall not represent a client if the representation involves a concurrent conflict of interest. A concurrent conflict of interest exists if:
(a)(1) The representation of one client will be directly adverse to another client; or
(a)(2) There is a significant risk that the representation of one or more clients will be materially limited by the lawyer’s responsibilities to another client, a former client or a third person or by a personal interest of the lawyer.
(b) Notwithstanding the existence of a concurrent conflict of interest under paragraph (a), a lawyer may represent a client if:
(b)(1) the lawyer reasonably believes that the lawyer will be able to provide competent and diligent representation to each affected client;
(b)(2) the representation is not prohibited by law;
(b)(3) the representation does not involve the assertion of a claim by one client against another client represented by the lawyer in the same litigation or other proceeding before a tribunal; and
(b)(4) each affected client gives informed consent, confirmed in writing
When asked for a refund of our $1500, for which we received no representation from Kelly Peterson, Kelly Peterson declined to refund the money. He also declined to withdraw from the divorce case in which he was representing my son’s ex-wife. Again, a clear violation of rule 1.7. and 1.5 which states:
“(b) The scope of the representation and the basis or rate of the fee and expenses for which the client will be responsible shall be communicated to the client, preferably in writing, before or within a reasonable time after commencing the representation… Not refunding the fee amounts to theft by deception.
3. Again, to my son’s surprise, Kelly Peterson submitted various accounts of the same incident involving an Assault/Attempted Murder in order to fraudulantly attempt to obtain a restraining order, gain custody and prejudice the Court against my son. In fact, Alyssa Alanis was prosecuted and convicted of Assault and Domestic violence. This amounts to suborning perjury. Another violation:
Rule 4.1. Truthfulness in Statements to Others.
In the course of representing a client a lawyer shall not knowingly:
(a) Make a false statement of material fact or law to a third person; or
(b) Fail to disclose a material fact, when disclosure is necessary to avoid assisting a criminal or fraudulent act by a client, unless disclosure is prohibited by Rule 1.6.
We could not understand Kelly Peterson’s emotional attachment to Alyssa Alanis, nor his willingness to suborn perjury in every instance where it was expedient. Even more perplexing was the fact that Miss Allanis told the criminal court she was indigent and unable to afford legal services, while retaining Mr. Peterson, a reported $300 per hour divorce attorney. Again, this is a violation, and amounts to assisting with welfare fraud, criminal fraud etc.. Miss Allanis is a Welfare recipient as well.
When Miss Alanis falsely accused my son of giving her Herpes to fraudulantly obtain custody, we could not help but note that Me. Kelly Peterson often came to court with a rather large cold sore above his lip, one of the symptoms of herpes. My son was tested for STDs and all tests were negative.
Based on all of our observations, and Miss Allanis’s apparent status as a welfare recipient, we could not help but conclude that she was getting her services from Kelly Peterson for free, a fact he never disclosed to any of the Courts. We have also been denied repeatedly in our attempts to get documents of his billing her or cancelled checks. We can only believe that Kelly Peterson is involved in an extra-marital affair with his client and giving her free legal representation.
To add salt to the wound he tried to have my son, imprisoned on a contempt charge which was thrown out by the Commissioner. We have been severely victimized by this legal embarassment that calls himself an Attorney.
We have also filed a CIVIL RICO lawsuit against Mr. Peterson and Miss Allanis, but, as long as he continues to practice law, he is a threat to others and should be suspended from the Utah Bar. We are willing to submit any documents you may require. We expect you will turn this into a formal inquiry and launch your own investigation based on the seriousness of the charges.
BTW. IN open Court, Kelly Peterson bragged about his influence over Commissioner Patton. Another violation of your professional standards. I could go one, but I am sure you will find more instances of violations through your own investigations.
We are to the point where we are seriously considering Civil Federal Racketeering Charges against everyone that has aided and abetted Kelly Peterson in covering up this gross miscarriage of justice. We hope we don’t have to add the Utah Bar to our list of perpetrators.
Paul A Drockton M.A.
State of Utah
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