The case of Jody Williams should be Audited. This is an out of State case of 1 misdemeanor count of unauthorized practice of law. It has a Secret Search Warrant and the complaint/Police affidavit is SEALED.
I responded to an e-mail I received from Barbara Kuehn
According to Jody Williams it all started with attorney Barbara Kuehn as a protected informant for some reason.
I know for a fact that the DA’s Office recently asked a single mother of two who reported a criminal act by her ex husband a San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy to take a polygraph. She jumped at the chance, after she passed she learned that the DA did not ask the Sheriff Deputy to take one and they closed the case.
Now we have the secret Search Warrant which has placed several victims lives in danger because of Barbara Kuehn contacting the DA’s Office with a criminal complaint. The least Steve Wagstaffe, Karen Guidotti & John F. Warren could have done was ask her to take a polygraph test before they filed for the Secret Search Warrant. Hon. Judge Gerald J. Buchwald signed the Search Warrant which was subject to an order delaying notification for up to 90 days from the issuance of the warrant. This is for a single count of practicing law without a license a misdemeanor. What on earth was the Judge thinking?
Especially knowing the history of Barbara Kuehn
From the State Bar.
September 17, 1999
BARBARA JEAN KUEHN [#152283], 47, of Burlingame was suspended for three years, stayed, placed on three years of probation with a one-year actual suspension, and was ordered to take the MPRE. Credit toward the actual suspension will be given for an interim suspension which began Dec. 5, 1998. The order took effect Sept. 17, 1999.
Kuehn represented a woman in a dissolution in which the family home was sold, profits were to be split 50-50 after payment of debts, and Kuehn was entrusted with the proceeds of the sale.
She distributed more than $6,000 of the entrusted funds to herself without obtaining the court’s authorization. As a result, she was charged with, and pleaded no contest to, embezzlement. She agreed to cease practice for one year, home detention for six months, a fine of $3,750, three years of probation and 200 hours of community service.
Kuehn was placed on interim suspension last December.
By Michael G. Stogner