Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Walter Wood's law license only suspended for 6 months

Want some more proof of how out of touch the Mississippi Bar is?

Ridgeland attorney Walter Wood was arrested in 2006 for having his client perform um, sexual favors (use your imagination) while at the Madison County Jail in the room provided for attorney-client conferences. It should be noted that Mr. Wood is married. Mr. Wood pleaded nolo contendre to two charges of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and was fined $500 for each offense and sentenced to serve thirty days in jail concurrently.

The Mississippi Bar then suspended Mr. Wood for...........drum roll...... 180 days and fined him $214 for the costs of the investigation. That's it: 6 months. Mr. Wood forces a client to perform oral sex on him while at the county jail and the Bar only suspends him for six months. Mr. Wood's crimes, and that is what they are: crimes, are worse than a lawyer who steals money from his clients. Mr. Wood's actions were disgusting as he humiliated and abused someone who was in no position to defend herself, and perpetuated EVERY single stereotype about lawyers. This was pretty close to rape (The story I heard was she wanted cigarettes...use your imagination) as she was in very little position to refuse Mr. Wood's demands. Mr. Wood is nothing but a scumbag in every sense of the word and the Bar has no business allowing him to resume his practice of law in only six months. One must wonder what the hell the Bar was thinking in giving Mr. Wood a slap on the wrist.

Walter Wood should have been disbarred or suspended at a minimum at least five years. The fact that the Bar only suspended him for 180 days is further evidence that its time to take away from it is self regulating function and place it more under the control of the executive branch. Remember, the Bar elects its own commissioners and officers, writes its own by-laws, and disciplines itself. It is created by statute and ultimate authority is delegated to the Mississippi Supreme Court but the Bar is still self-created and self-regulating for all intents and purposes.

Mr. Wood's so-called punishment is a disgrace and a slap in the face of Mississippians everywhere who expect the Bar to actually discipline and punish such perverts. It makes one wonder how widespread the couch fee payment system really is.

See suspension (Walter Wood document)at http://jackson-jambalaya.googlegroups.com/web/walterwoodsuspensionbyMSC.pdf?gda=hqGY4E4AAADLx31NROCJC1ze7gwY0ui3PQG5NDXSVbWocXhr0RmYJWG1qiJ7UbTIup-M2XPURDTLGf0j5hiK1qWqL6nAS-BJzVvGjsdqaG4lnRZnHBrafw&gsc=mrhb0wsAAAC5jS6fZkBNPssYN0AGK6Hp

See earlier post on Mississippi Bar at http://kingfish1935.blogspot.com/2008/01/incest-in-dixie-mississippi-legal.html

10 comments:

Jail For Houston J Patton said...

Amen Kingfish! Thankfully, people like YOU are around to knock the crust off some of the crap the bar has buried in it's litter box so the public can see how they REALLY smell!

Walter Wood should have been jailed.

Reasonably Prudent Person said...

That document says 18 months. Where did you get 180 days. (18 months is still too short).

Kingfish said...

I posted the wrong doc. will do so later or in the morning. Its 180 days. I personally called the Bar and confirmed it. Yes, I actually factchecked.

Tom Head said...

This is outrageous.

Anonymous said...

This is outrageous.

No, this is Mississippi.

Reasonably Prudent Person said...

Wasn't trying to call you out, just wanted to confirm. Thank you for posting about this.

Anonymous said...

you didn't mention that he used to be ridgeland city judge did you?

Kingfish said...

Didn't know it.

Anonymous said...

i was just wondering if you confirmed that he actually forced her to perform such acts?

Anonymous said...

Ok...I'm sorry.. But his name is not helping the situation at all. "Wood" ...I can't help but laugh!

Mississippi has got to do better!

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