The state Supreme Court, unanimously upheld its decision to permanently disbar Seattle civil-rights attorney, sports agent, and legal bully, Bradley Marshall.
And he did it to himself.
Justice Jim Johnson wrote:
In his heyday, Marshall was a celebrity lawyer, sports agent, prominent civil rights attorney and adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University, (ethics, business law) and UW (sports management law).
He was late KIRO talk host Mike Webb's lawyer when Mike's legal issues were civil and not yet criminal.
Ever the victim, Marshall told the Seattle Times : "I've done some unpopular things," he said. "As a result, I've become a target." He says he'll take the case to the US Supreme Court. (We're looking forward to that, but won't be holding our breath).
BlatherWatch received a letter from Marshall on his law firm's letterhead a little over a year ago threatening us if we didn't pull down a blog post that did little more than re-report what was in the papers and on the Bar Association site about what an unethical, greedy douche-nozzle the man was.
Since Marshall usually preyed on people who might be cowed by an attorney and his letterhead, he figured we might just pull down our fair comment and factual reporting to avoid a legal hassle and expense. He knew his claim was frivolous on its face, and so did we. Read our hilarious correspondence with this self-enamored shyster here.
Turns out he wasn't even an attorney anymore. His license had been suspended and his threats to us were but the late night typing of a defrocked lawyer with an Internet connection.
We daylighted all his threatening correspondence and had a great laugh.
The justices concluded in this, his last appeal: "Mr. Marshall attempted to squeeze his clients for additional fees. ... He tried to bully his clients into settling their claims, despite their express desire to proceed to trial. There is no reason to depart from the hearing officers' and the unanimous Board's recommendation to disbar."
We're just wondering what he'll do with the 80-foot mural he commissioned for his office memorializing his legal career.