Foreclosure Victims’ Blog — Foreclosure Law

February 12, 2011

List of Foreclosure Law Firms Linked to Robo-Signing

Filed under: Uncategorized — fvbadmin @ 2:57 pm

If your foreclosure involves a law firm whose name is on the list below,  then there is a good chance that many fraudulent practices were employed. Thanks to the NATIONAL WAMU HOMEOWNERS SUPPORT GROUP for the tireless efforts to help foreclosure victims prevent the big banks from stealing their homes.

The attorneys on the list that follows were doing business with now-notorious fraudulent, robo-signing affidavit mill Lender Processing Services (f/k/a as Fidelity National Foreclosure Solutions and several other names) out of Mendota Heights, MN and Jacksonville, FL, during the fall of ‘06 and fall of ‘07.

It is reasonable to imagine that, if the WAMU attorneys were using a firm that celebrated its robo-signing procedures and practices to the extent that they actually published an article detailing the process, there is a good chance that many of their foreclosure filings are rife with fraud.  Not only is it reasonable to imagine fraud, it’s also reasonable to believe that the attorneys involved knew exactly what they were doing.

So, cast your eyes over this list.  If the firm representing WAMU/Chase in your foreclosure case is on it, then start to dig.  Google the attorneys and all the names on all the affidavits and other documents and see if these people are on any known robo-signing lists or have been fined and sanctioned by any courts for various frauds.   Dory Goebel, the robo-signer in my case, is in trouble for affidavit fraud all over the country!

If you are in Florida and the opposing firm was/is Shapiro & Fishman, I have a personal interest in that firm and I’d like to ask you to contact me.

Everyone in each state needs to get together & compare notes about the attorneys in their cases.  Everyone needs to compare notes, compare signatures, and compare litigation, because so much of what was filed against us is simply boilerplate.  You folks in Georgia, know that McCalla, Raymer is part of the Long v. WAMU/Chase class action lawsuit filed late last year in Fulton County Superior Court.  (I mention that because you’ve got your conference call tomorrow.)

If there’s fraud in your case, let me encourage everyone to file a complaint against the attorney involved with your state Bar.  The Florida Bar has opined that attorneys have an AFFIRMATIVE OBLIGATION to tell the court about any fraud on the court, whether pre- or post-judgment.  This is tremendously interesting, because it looks like many attorneys were in cahoots (a legal term) with the robo-signers.  Lord knows where this well lead! (Or where it will end!)

Let me encourage all members to organize a statewide conference call to discuss this and other matters.

Finally, this list arises from just three of the dozens of issues of LPS’s newsletter, the Summit.  Obviously, it would be helpful for us to find more issues, because this isn’t all the foreclosure mills, not by a long shot.  All these law firms got copies of each issue, month after month, year after year, as did new subscribers to LPS’s services and firms that they were targeting as potential customers.  The smart people have already burned what they have, but who said we were up against people who were particularly smart?  Let’s find more copies!!

I have already furnished copies to state AGs in FL and MN; I’d like to ask all the state leaders to get in touch with me, let me give you the three copies I have, and then you furnish them to your state AGs, so as to assist in their investigations.  You should read the part about the kickbacks… !!!

Go get ‘em.  The tide is turning.

Liz in Sarasota

FORECLOSURE MILLS, STATE-BY-STATE.

If your bank is represented by any of the following attorneys, or by a firm using the services of Lender Processing Services, Fidelity National Foreclosure Solutions, DocX, there is an excellent chance you have fraudulent affidavits.  LPS (formerly FNFS and affiliated w/ DocX) is a notorious foreclosure affidavit mill out of Mendota Heights, MN and Jacksonville, FL.  Tell your attorney to find back issues of their newsletter, The Summit, for a play-by-play description of robo-signing.  Tell your attorney to find Max Gardner’s Top 200 Signs you have a false document. This is just a list of the firms who got awards or special recognition in the three back issues (Sept. ’06, Oct. and Dec. ’07)  of the Summit I’ve been able to find; not a comprehensive list by any stretch, because not all firms got an award, and I only have three issues of the thirty or forty that were published.

No state:

Homecomings Foreclosure (GMAC?)

AK

Alaska Trustee, LLC

AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Malcolm Cisneros

AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Trustee Corps.

Regional Trustee Services

AL

SIROTE & PERMUTT, P.C.

AL, MS Dumas and McPhail, L.L.C.

Shapiro & Pickett, LLP

Scott J. Humphrey

Albertelli Law

AR

Mickel Law Firm, PA * major award Oct’ 07

Robert S. Coleman, Jr., P.A.

Wilson & Associates, PLLC (article Oct. ’07)

Dyke, Henry, Goldsholl

Baxter and Schwartz PC

AZ

Malcolm & Cisneros

Tiffany & Bosco

Statewide Foreclosure Services

Folks & O’Connor, PLLC

AZ/NV/OR/UT/WA Law Offices of Les Zieve

CA

Old Republic Default Management Services

Solomon Grindle Silverman & Spinella

Malcolm & Cisneros

Curtis Law Group

Housekey

Quality Loan Service Corp

OPTION ONE (I think CA, see 12/07)

Fremont Investment and Loan Management

Aztec Foreclosure Corp

Old Republic Default Management Services

CO

Aronowitz & Ford, LLP

Robert J. Hopp & Associates, LLC

Edwards & Taylor, LLC

Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein

Janeway Law Firm, PC

Moss Codilis

Castle, Meinhold & Stawiarski

Hellerstine & Shore

CT

Reiner, Reiner & Bendett (photos 12/07)

HUNT LIEBERT (now … Jacobson) * photos Oct. ‘06

CT/DC/MD/VA  McCabe, Weisberg and Conway

Law Office of Martha Croog

DC

Rosenberg & Associates, LLC

MD/DC/VA Bierman, Geesing & Ward, LLC

CT/DC/ McCabe, Weisberg and Conway

MD/VA

DC/VA Curran & O’Sullivan, PC

DE

Draper & Goldberg

Whittington & Aulgur

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor

FL

HOLLAND & KNIGHT

Jonathan Kilne, PA

FL/PA Joseph H Ganguzza & Associates

David J. Stern, PA

Marshall C. Watson

Gary I. Gassel, PA

Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra

Ben Ezra Law Firm

Phillips, Flynn, Dareneau

Shapiro & Fishman

Smith, Hiatt & Diaz

Albertelli & Halsema

Enrico Gonzales

Popkin & Rosaler

GA:

Morris, Schneider & Prior

Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams

McCalla, Raymer, Padrick, Cobb, Nichols & Clark

Shapiro & Swertfeger (photos Oct. ’06)

McCurdy & Candler, L.L.C.

Stites & Harbison

Richard B. Maner

Stephen J. Knezo

Albertelli & Halsema, PL

Flanagan & Ireland

Moore & Associates

Shuping, Morse & Ross

MORRIS, SCHNEIDER, PRIOR, JOHNSON & FREEDMAN, LLC (wrote article 12/07)

HI

AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Malcolm Cisneros

AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Trustee Corps.

Pite, Duncan & Melmet

IA

Belin, Harris, Lamson & McCormic

Dunakey & Klatt

Petosa, Petosa & Boecker

ID

AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Malcolm Cisneros

AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Trustee Corps.

McCarthy & Holthus

Regional Trustee Services

Alliance Default Services

IL

Kluever and Platt

Dutton & Dutton

Jaros, Tittle & O’Toole

IL/MI/OH/PA Weltman, Weinberg and Reis

Codilis & Associates * major award ‘07

Wirbicki Law Group

Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar

Kluever and Platt

Fisher & Shapiro

Freedman, Anselmo, Lindberg & Rappe

“I received yesterday the letter and check regarding the Bankruptcy Incentive Award.

I am very proud of the work that my staff has done to get to this point. We are

striving to be in the top 10 nationwide. I fully understand that you do not need to

give out the incentive awards. I am very appreciated of this and in my way have

tried to use your incentive to create an incentive for my staff. We are going to use

the check to create a “lunch” fund to buy bagels, pizza and other foods.”

- Steven C. Lindberg, FREEDMAN, ANSELMO, LINDBERG & RAPPE  October ‘06

IN

Bleecker Brodey and Andrews

KY/IN/OH Reisenfeld & Associates

Nelson & Frankenberger

Feiwell & Hannoy

Foutty & Foutty

Doyle and Friedmeyer

KS

Kozeny & McCubbin

Martin, Leigh, Laws & Fritzlen

Shapiro & Mock

Shapiro & Reid

South & Associates

Gallas & Schultz

KY

KY/IN Reisenfeld & Associates

Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC

Reynolds & Thompson, LLP

Nielson & Sherry

Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss

Clunk, Paisley and Assoc., PSC

Mapother & Mapother

LA

The Boles Law Firm

Foreclosure Law Firm, LLC

Shapiro & Mentz

Dean Morris

MA

Korde & Associates

Ablitt & Charlton

DOONAN, GRAVES & LONGORIA

MA/NH/RI Orlans Moran PLLC

MD
The Fisher Law Group, PLLC

CT/DC/MD/VA McCabe, Weisberg and Conway

MD/DC/VA Bierman, Geesing & Ward, LLC

Friedman & MacFadyen, PA

Cohn, Goldberg & Deutsch

Shapiro & Burson

Rosenberg and Associates

ME

Shapiro & Morley, LLP

MI

Potestivo & Associates

Trott & Trott (also listed as MN)

IL/MI/OH/PA Weltman, Weinberg and Reis

Orlans Associates

Fabrizio & Brook

Peter, Schneiderman & Associates

MN

TROTT AND TROTT, P.C.

Usset & Weingarden, PLLP

Shapiro, Nordmeyer & Zielke, LLP. (wrote article December ’07)

Elizabeth Mason, PC

Murnane Brandt

MO

Codilis, Stawiarski & Moody

Martin, Leigh, Laws & Fritzlen

Kozeny & McCubbin

Millsap & Singer

Sandberg, Phoenix and Von Gontart

South & Associates

MS

Adams & Edens PA

Shapiro & Massey

Dyke, Henry, Goldsholl

AL, MS Dumas and McPhail, L.L.C.

Morris and Associates (a/k/a Morris Law Firm)

Morris, Schneider & Prior, LLC

MT

AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Malcolm Cisneros

AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Trustee Corps.

Just Law Office

Mackoff, Kellogg, Kirby & Klos

NC

Shapiro & Ingle

Morris, Schneider & Prior, LLC

Brock & Scott

Nodell, Glass & Haskell

Roberson, Haworth & Reese

Erwin, Simpson & Stroud

NE

Kozeny & McCubbin

Eric H. Linquist

NH

Harmon Law Offices, PC

Korde & Associates

Barron & Stadfeld, PC

Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP

MA/NH/RI Orlans Moran PLLC

NH/VT Law Offices of Jonathan F. Weidman

NJ

Fein, Such, Kahn & Shepard

Zucker, Goldberg & Ackerman

Koury, Tighe, Lapres, Bisulca & Sommers

PLUESE, BECKER & SALTZMAN

McCabe Weisberg

NJ/PA Stern & Eisenberg, LLP

Parker McCay

NM

Little & Dranttel

NV

Malcolm & Cisneros

Aztec Foreclosure Corp

McCarthy & Holthus

National Default Servicing Corp.

AZ/NV/OR/UT/WA Law Offices of Les Zieve

NY

Jonathan D. Pincus

Shapiro & DiCaro

McCabe Weisberg

Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates

Ziccardi & Rella PC

Edward A/ Wiener, Esq.

Eschen, Frenkel & Weisman

Cohn & Roth

Steven J. Baum (in big trouble)

Berkman Henoch Peterson & Peddy, PC

OH

IL/MI/OH/PA Weltman, Weinberg and Reis

Shapiro & Felty

(Cuyahoga County) Manley Deas & Kochalski

KY/IN/OH Reisenfeld & Associates

LERNER, SAMPSON & ROTHFUSS

LAURITO & LAURITO

Luper, Neidenthal and Logan

Law Offices of John D. Clunk Co., LPA

Keith D. Wiener & Assoc.

Reimer, Lorber & Arnovitz Co.

Carlisle McNellie Law Firm

Gerner & Kearns Co., LPA

OK

BAER, TIMBERLAKE, COULSON & CATES (photos Oct. ’06)

Lamun, Mock, Cunnyngham & Davis

Shapiro & Cejda

Kivell, Rayment and Francis

OR

Shapiro & Sutherland, LLC * got major award in Dec. ‘07

OR/WA Bishop White & Marshal

AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Malcolm Cisneros

AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Trustee Corps.

Robinson Tait

Routh Crabtree Olsen

AZ/NV/OR/UT/WA Law Offices of Les Zieve

PA

Shapiro & Kreisman

FL/PA Joseph H Ganguzza & Associates

Goldbeck McCafferty & McKeever

McCabe Weisberg (McCabe, Weisberg, Conway)

Shaffer & Scerni

Udren Law Offices

Zucker, Goldberg, Ackerman

Martha Von Rosenstiel

IL/MI/OH/PA Weltman, Weinberg and Reis

NJ/PA Stern & Eisenberg, LLP

Law Offices of Barbara A. Fein

RI

Nicholas Barrett & Assoc.

MA/NH/RI Orlans Moran PLLC

SC

Finkel Law Firm, LLC

Roger, Townsend, and Thomas (is it “Rogers”?)

Weston Adams Law Firm

McDonald McKenzie

SC, TN Brock & Scott, PLLC

Fleming and Whitt, P.A.(formerly Pearce W. Fleming Law)

Riley Pope & Laney

Bolen Law Firm

SD

Mackoff, Kellogg, Kirby & Klos

TN

Shapiro & Kirsch* wrote article Oct. ’06, photos Oct. ‘06

Apperson, Crump, Duzane & Maxwell PLC

SC, TN Brock & Scott, PLLC

Richard B. Maner, PC

Rodgers, Hill and Kolarich (Price, Rodgers, Hill & Kolarich)

McCurdy & Candler

Wilson & Associates

TX

Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.

Hughes Watters Askanase (article 12/07)

AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Trustee Corps.

Robertson & Anschutz, P.C.

Barrett Burke Wilson Castle Daffin & Frappier

Baxter & Schwartz

Brice, Vander Linden & Wernick

Brown & Shapiro

Codilis & Stawiarski

Mann & Stevens * wrote article October ‘06

Kelly Harvey

AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Malcolm Cisneros

Hughes, Watters & Askanase

UT

SCALLEY READING BATES HANSEN & RASMUSSEN, P.C. (article 12/07)

CMS Legal Services

David B. Boyce

Scalley, Reading, Bates, Hansen & Rasmussen

AZ/NV/OR/UT/WA Law Offices of Les Zieve

VA

Shapiro & Burson

Friedman and MacFadyen

Sykes, Bourdon, Ahern & Levy

Bierman, Geesing & Ward

Samuel I. White P.C.

Specialized, Inc. of Virginia

Rosenberg & Associates, LLC

Glasser and Glasser, P.L.C.

MD/DC/VA Bierman, Geesing & Ward, LLC

CT/DC/ McCabe, Weisberg and Conway

MD/VA

DC/VA Curran & O’Sullivan, PC

VT

Lobe & Fortin

NH/VT Law Offices of Jonathan F. Weidman

Jeffery Kosterich & Associates, PC

WA

Robinson Tait

AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Malcolm Cisneros

AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Trustee Corps.

OR/WA Bishop White & Marshal

Meridian Trust Deed Service

Quality Loan Service Corp.

Routh Crabtree Olsen

Shapiro & Sutherland

AZ/NV/OR/UT/WA Law Offices of Les Zieve

WI

Vollmar and Huismann, S.C.

GRAY & ASSOCIATES

Gray & End (could be Gray & Assoc.)

Blommer Peterman

WV

Law Office of D. Kevin Moffatt

Daniel J. Mancini and Associates

WY

Castle, Meinhold & Stawiarski

Being in Florida and all, things are different.  It was very good to see the Florida Bar publish this piece about attorneys whose clients file fraudulent docs in court.  Attorneys are required to let the court know about fraudulent docs post-judgment.  This is an especially powerful tool to use against the attorneys who aided and abetted this huge, staggering fraud by the banks, and this article can be used as a road map to file a complaint in Florida, and the logic can be used in every state.

Check this out!

http://www.floridabar.org/DIVCOM/JN/jnnews01.nsf/Articles/2E96A4F33C299E0785257822004897E2

Use this list and write in, blog, comment, and complain everywhere.  Call your state’s Attorney General!  If they want copies of The Summit, please get in touch with me and I’ll email them to you.

If lawyers are going to restore any shred of the respect they feel they deserve, they’d sure as heck better start policing their own!  We’ve got an entire profession who is specially, rigorously, and expensively trained in the minutiae of right and wrong, and you’re telling me they didn’t know what was going on?  Baloney.  If you or me filed a fraudulent affidavit in court, what do you think would happen?  Man, they’d put us under the jail.  But when banks come in and their lawyers file phony affidavits by the truck load, does the sheer scale of the fraud make it OK?

Why has no one gone to jail yet?

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