Update at Interlude 16.
Some State Bar respondents deserve disbarment. In this category falls Ronald Norton Gottschalk, Esq., a parasite who fraudulently offers to buy research time, even resorts to the check-is-in the-mail subterfuge, and intends never to pay. Gottschalk faces charges and probable disbarment, but he is sufficiently unprincipled to prey on other State Bar respondents, defrauding one after failing with the other. On breach of solidarity, we State Bar opponents and respondents must police ourselves.
Gottschalk's verbose attempt to intimidate and bully reveals the kind of lawyer he is or was. Despite claiming he supports the legal war against the California State Bar in public and lawyers' interest, he plays State Bar stooge by threatening this blog's extinction. He resembles the State Bar in more than practicing with knavish ethics: he also practices idiocy. His threatening e-mail, below, accuses me of violating confidentiality by disclosing his skulduggery. When Gottschalk first telephoned, I was suspended by the State Bar, as he, kanBARoo court reader, knew. As to ethics, distinguished from legality, I instructed Gottschalk before discussing his case that no professional relationship existed until he paid a $750.00 retainer, the "check in the mail"; his intrusive phone calls immediately alerted me Gottschalk's character is amiss.
BEGIN QUOTE OF GOTTSCHALK THREATENING E-MAIL
LAW OFFICES OF
RONALD GOTTSCHALK & ASSOCIATES
1160 South Golden West Ave., Suite 3
Arcadia, California 91007
Tel: (626) 755-1688
Fax: (877) 284-3067
PRIVILEGED AND CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNCATION
December 16, 2008
SENT VIA E-MAIL ONLY
Stephen R. Diamond, J.D.
6424 Mountain View, St #2
Joshua Tree, CA, 92252
Re: Gottschalk v. Diamond et al.
Notice to Cease and Desist for Violation of B&P §6068(e) and B&P §6450-6455
Notice of Intent to seek injunctive relief, OSC re contempt including the removal of your
Blog and website for your continued violation of B&P §6068(e) and B&P §6450-6455 and orders of the California Supreme Court, without limitation
Dear Mr. Diamond:
Your conduct to date reflects that you continue to violate B&P §6068(e) and B&P §6450-6455 against myself and others. Your allegations are specifically denied and constitutes bad faith and actionable conduct including for an award of actual and punitive damages.
Although you have been recently disbarred by the Supreme Court of the State of California, you are still obligated to maintain confidentiality under B&P §6068(e) and B&P §6450-6455 and cannot use your website or blog to obtain collateral advantage over myself and others.
Accordingly, if you breach confidentiality or publish any information about me on your blog and website as you have threatened or reveal confidential information to third parties, I will sue you under the RICO Act and will seek injunctive relief, an OSC re criminal contempt of the California Supreme Court Order for your disbarment and for removal of your website and blog for the unauthorized practice of law by you, without limitation. You have admitted that the blog and websites are owned and maintained by you.
Mr. Stephen Diamond, J.D.
Re: Gottschalk v. Diamond
December 16, 2008
Nothing contained herein shall constitute a waiver of my collective rights and remedies against you and those who aid and abet you. Your conduct is actionable and you continued
violation of B&P §6068(e) and B&P §6450-6455 constitutes sufficient grounds for the relief that I will request from the Federal Court. None of your conduct is privileged and is further actionable based upon your disbarment and violation of the orders of the California Supreme Court.
Very truly yours,
GOTTSCHALK & ASSOCIATES
END REPRODUCED GOTTSCHALK LETTER