Washington State Bar, exposed!

If someone had suggested to me over four years ago that Gold Bar city attorney Michael Kenyon was involved in a Racketeering Corruption Organization, I probably would have laughed.  However, over the last ten months the Gold Bar Reporters have been investigating corruption inside the Washington State Bar Association ( as a result of our investigation we hear the Washington State Bar is now dropping the word “association” from its title).

Once confronted by the Gold Bar Reporters with evidence of wrongdoing, the Washington State Bar’s solution was to hold an emergency meeting, outside of notice to the public ( who finances the majority of the Washington State Bar’s illegal activities and enterprises) and decide whether to secretly remove the word “association” from the Washington State Bar’s name an inside source told the Gold Bar Reporters. And here’s why.

Racketeering is defined by Merriam Dictionary as: the act or crime of making money through illegal activities. The Washington State Bar issues licenses for a fee (profit).  Merriam also defines an illegal action as one not allowed by law.  Violating a citizen’s civil rights, member or not, is illegal.  Why? Because Congress said so. The Washington State Bar is no exception, although they believe themselves to be above federal law. An issue that we plan to challenge over the next ten years.


In late 2013, Washington State Bar lead counsel Linda Eide,  a personal friend to Snohomish County Commissioner Geoffrey Gibbs, Gold Bar city attorney Michael Kenyon, and Snohomish County’s pedophile John Pennington ( a  pedophile who caused thousands of deaths in Hurricane Katrina and 43 deaths in Oso Washington mudslides), sent the Gold Bar Reporters an illegal subpoena seeking media files from the Gold Bar Reporters.  This violated Washington State law,  RCW 5.68.010,  prohibiting any agency or any body with subpoena power from seeking media files without first going to court to seek a subpoena.   Linda Eide’s illegal conduct resulted in decision to start a ten month investigation into the Washington State Bar’s Office of Disciplinary Office.  What we uncovered had and continues to leave our heads spinning, and one Gold Bar Reporters refused to renew her license, thus resigning, citing massive corruption within the Washington State Bar’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

Here what we know to be true:

The Washington State Bar  is running a racketeering organization on behalf of a few very elite political operatives inside Washington State politics. After reviewing thousands of files, objective evidence, and county police investigative files, we conclude that the sole purpose of the Washington State Bar  to cover up Snohomish County employees’s ( which Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe’s Officers, Washington State Court of Appeals Div I judges, at least three Snohomish County judges, and Executive John Lovick) child pedophile trafficking ring.

Here’s how it works.

The Washington State Bar solicits agency employees to file bar complaints against any attorney who questions or complains about an agency employee.  The reason is simple: keep costs to the taxpayers down by reducing liability for crimes committed by agency employees as a result of illegal actions taken against a client or the attorney.

The Gold Bar Reporters researched 20 disbarred or suspended Washington State attorneys. In each case, all but one attorney who have been disbarred or suspended crossed paths with a small group of Washington State Bar Board of Governor members, mainly from the Law Office of Anderson Hunter, located in Everett, Washington and Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office, and/or the Washington State’s Attorney General Office.

A great example of the Washington State Bar’s illegal conduct can be easily documented by looking at former Governor Christine Gregoire.  In 200, Gregoire was the Washington state Attorney General who missed a simple deadline for filing a lawsuit,costing  Washington State taxpayers 19 million dollars.  This was the largest legal blunder ever caused by a sitting Governor in United States history.  Instead of Gregoire accepting responsibility for her legal malpractice, she blames the insurance company  and blames attorney Janet L Capps.

In a press statement regarding the largest legal blunder ever committed against the taxpayers, Attorney General Gregoire stated:  ” I’ll never miss another deadline…” However, then sitting Governor Gary Locke said  “She’s taken a lot of corrective steps to make sure that never happens again and I applaud her for that.”

But just three years later, and after spending over $1.2 million dollars to install a calendar system to prevent such blunders, another assistant Attorney General Scott Lockwood was disciplined for blowing another Attorney General  filing deadline. This legal blunder assistant Attorney Michael Kenyon’s client, the City of North Bend, win a default judgment eliminating a nearby North Bend parcel of land  from the state’s short list of potential halfway-house sites. A favor or Racketeering?

See http://snohomishcountycorruption.wordpress.com/tag/pridemore/

Because Christine Gregoire is a licensed Washington State Bar member who is mandated by Rules of Professional Conduct to supervise junior associates, attorney John Scannell, filed a bar complaint against Christine Gregoire.  A complaint that was mainly ignored, only after Office of Disciplinary Counsel and Board of Governors learned that Christine Gregoire was running for governor.

Once Ms. Gregoire become Washington State’s new governor, the Washington State Bar’s investigative file of her disappeared, and she used her new political capital to go after attorney John Scannell for filing a bar complaint her.

At the time the Washington State Bar decided to assist Governor Gregoire’s retaliation against attorney John Scannell for filing a bar complaint  ( for Gregoire’s gross legal malpractice that should have resulted in an immediate disbarment),  three of Snohomish County’s top political players were on Washington State Bar’s Board of Governors.

The three members are:

Snohomish County Commissioner Geoffrey Gibbs, an attorney from the law firm of Anderson Hunter.

Attorney Robert Leach, from the Law Office of Anderson Hunter.

Robert Leach’s wife, attorney Vicki Norris, another employee from the law firm of Anderson Hunter.

Once Christine Gregoire became Washington State ‘s Governor in 2004, Robert Leach received a political appointment from Gregoire to an open seat inside Snohomish County’s Superior Court.  As a result of Robert Leach’s loyalty in assisting Gregoire with dismissing a valid Washington State Bar complaint, in 2010, Governor Gregoire appointed Robert Leach to an open seat on the Washington  Court of Appeals Div. I.

At the time of Robert Leach’s appointment, he had almost no experience in the practice of law. Leach remains Washington State’s least qualified political judicial appointment in Washington State’s history.

Attorney Geoffrey Gibbs received a permanent appointment as a Snohomish County Commissioner for his efforts in assisting Governor Gregoire with disposing of a valid  bar complaint.

Out of the 20 attorneys that Gold Bar Reporters researched, all 20 of them had same or similar stories of either questioning a government officers or having a run in with a member of the Washington State Bar’s elite group, otherwise known as a Washington State Bar’s Board of Governors.

We did contact the Washington State Bar detailing our findings which document gross RICO complaints, however the Washington State Bar and its lead counsel Linda Eide ( who was committed crimes against bar 18 out of the 20 members we researched) refused comment even after confronted with evidence that the Washington State Bar is guilty of gross RICO violations, both criminal and civil.

In 2012,  a source close to former Snohomish County Director of Emergency Management John Pennington’s ex-wife # 2, told the Gold Bar Reporters that John Pennington bragged like a little child that Geoffrey Gibbs and Robert Leach would do him any political favor he requested of them.  So far, John Pennington’s assertion that he is a part of their Enterprise has held to be true, as true as the Washington State Bar’s involvement as stated herein.

In our next article, Part II, we will detail how five Washington State Bar attorneys were disbarred only after coming in conflict with high ranking Washington State Bar Board members, Governor Gregoire or after complaining about an agency employee.

In each case, the Washington State Bar’s activities amounts to criminal activity pursuant to 18 U.S. Code § 1962 so the RICO complaints alleged.

WA State Bar members mentioned herein were contacted for comment but all refused. Silence is golden.

***Updated for minor clerical corrections. Noting that nothing on this page should be taken as legal advice and About Me icon has a legal disclaimer attached to this media site ****


  1. Reblogged this on Snohomish County Corruption and commented:
    Wow… I hope we can move to get rid of the WSBA altogether so we can eliminate some of the corruption that is the cancer we call our “Justice System”


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