Lawyer Appeals Disciplinary Case That Started With A Speeding Ticket

, The Connecticut Law Tribune


It all started with a speeding ticket. The situation escalated with a strongly worded letter to a court clerk, and then reached the precipice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Now 10 years after he was first pulled over, Stephen J. Williams, of Storrs, is continuing to fight a disciplinary case that led to a his law license being suspended in two states and the District of Columbia, as well as a temporary ban from practicing in federal court.

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  • Jim B

    I'm dealing with a state agency on a property use issue. I plan to pay the fee and use the little pencil to sign where they tell me to sign.

    The little lawyer voice in my head advises his client, sign quickly, sign neatly.

    The man on the street voice in my head says, be water, be the path of least resistence, sign on the dotted line and pay the fee.

    The independently minded rebel in me says..... Fight another battle where I have nothing to lose and a there is a real chance to right a wrong. Do it this way because It easier to fight for your client, when your head is above water, especially when you are an attorney representing yourself.

    What do they call such a person? I forget.

  • Zenas Zelotes, Esq.

    What a fighter ... a man after my own heart ... I love it!

    Go get em!

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