Female Clients Continue To Cause Trouble for Attorney

Police investigation revealed as disciplinary officials seeks disbarment

, The Connecticut Law Tribune

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Earlier this summer, Torrington attorney Ira Mayo made headlines when he was hit with an unusual punishment: he could never again represent female clients.

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  • TimGolden

    83 years ago Jackie Mitchell struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
    (back to back)
    Q: how was Jackie Mitchell rewarded?
    A: A few days after Mitchell struck out Ruth and Gehrig, baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis voided her contract and declared women unfit to play baseball as the game was “too strenuous.”
    p.s.
    83 years after Jackie Mitchell struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
    (back to back)
    I pitched (not a baseball) a law
    (Lily’s Law: 21 to buy laxatives; keep laxatives behind counter
    so(w!) THAT
    kids don’t steal laxatives!
    laxatives are addictive and do cause serious internal injuries)
    to legislators
    (those men and women who can help (hit a homerun for) millions of girls who are battling eating disorders)
    p.p.s.
    I pitched Lily’s Law to Legislator Denenberg 11 months ago;
    he/she/they never wrote ‘me back‘
    I pitched Lily’s Law to the Department of Justice 9 months ago;
    he/she/they never wrote ‘me back‘
    I pitched Lily‘s Law to NYS attorney general 9 months ago;
    he/she/they never wrote ‘me back‘
    I pitched Lily’s Law to US senator Gillibrand 7 months ago;
    he/she/they never wrote ‘me back‘
    I pitched Lily’s Law to Nassau County Executive Mangano 7 months ago;
    he/she/they never wrote ‘me back‘
    if no one (he/she/they) wrote ‘me back’
    then no one hit a homerun for girls!
    p.p.p.s
    if I pitched Lily’s Law to you two too (NYS governor and NYS senate)
    do you think you would hit a homerun for girls!
    or
    would you strike out?
    p.p.p.p.s.
    Q: how can journalists and reporters and newspapers hit homeruns
    for girls!?
    A: help girls! by raising awareness and by holding legislators accountable!
    ask everyone I wrote to (pitched Lily’s Law to):
    if you tell us THAT (you are pro-woman and pro-girl power)
    then why did you not show us THAT (hit a homerun for girls!)
    when Timothy J Golden pitched Lily’s Law to you?
    p.p.p.p.p.s.
    don’t tell anyone but 3 months ago while everyone was sleeping
    I pitched Lily’s Law to:
    1) Congressman Pete King
    2) US senator Schumer

  • Member of CA Bar

    The headline to this story is outrageous. It should read something like, "Predatory Attorney Continues to Cause Trouble for Female Clients." The year is 2014, not 1964.

  • To the Editor,
    YOU NEED A MODERATOR.
    And you need to edit your webpage.

  • TimGolden

    G-D‘S Two Part Plan for man (nunc)
    part I stop sinning (behave!)
    part II start saving (act!)
    G-D‘S Two Part Plan for man (tunc)
    part I cease to do evil
    part II learn to do well
    p.s.
    ho ho ho
    p.p.s.
    bro(t)her! G-D knows who‘s naughty and who‘s nice

  • TimGolden

    bro(t)her! do you find yourself behaving more and more like a caveman or a CHRIST
    bro(t)her! do you find yourself behaving more and more like a monkey or a MESSIAH

  • TimGolden

    to all U.S. legislators,
    if you want (desire) to help millions of girls and women
    now and in the future
    then make law!
    Lily?s Law: 21 to buy laxatives; keep laxatives behind counter
    so(w!) THAT
    kids don?t steal laxatives!
    laxatives are addictive and do cause serious internal injuries
    p.s.
    to all U.S. legislators,.
    don‘t tell us THAT (you are pro-woman and pro-girl power)
    if you are unwilling to show us THAT
    p.p.s.
    ‘tell and show‘
    p.p.p.s.
    to all U.S. legislators,
    if you tell us THAT (you are pro-woman and pro-girl power)
    then show us THAT
    (by making Lily‘s Law law)

  • TimGolden

    bro(t)her! do your best to(o)
    be pro-woman and pro-girl power
    G-D is!

  • Lawyerface

    I read the title the same way. It occurred to me it might have been meant not as victim blaming, but as "lawyer continues to not be able to appropriately represent female clients," something like "Pizza continues to to cause trouble for man with IBS."

    Which doesn‘t excuse the total lack of clarity (assuming it was meant this way), or the not-so-subtle objectification that he just isn‘t "handling" the female clients well enough.

  • Maybe the lack of response answers my question: no editorial oversight. The writer was probably at a Starbucks somewhere in Bermuda. Integrity is a thing of the past apparently. Are you all paying for this?

  • Art S

    What a Loser!

  • R. Hojaiban

    Those pesky female clients, always causing trouble. Who wrote this headline? How about "Sexual Predator, Left to His Own Devices, Continues to Practice Law in Connecticut." That‘s a bit more accurate, no?

  • K. Chang

    Sadly, your headline for the article perpetuates victim blaming: the women are causing trouble for the man, when the man is the one who engaged in the improper conduct.

  • Susan Skipp

    this is the problem: blame the victim. What a discriminatory practice that he can represent one half of the population! He‘s UNFIT! Connecticut really needs a current education about domestic violence, gender bias, and sexual predators. This is common to take advantage of women. What the heck is wrong with these people who say he‘s ok to serve half of the population? Either he‘s unfit or not. If he can‘t represent one segment of the population, why is he ok to represent the other- what is the message here CT bar? "Abuse women, don‘t worry, we‘ll hook you up."

  • Pala

    I am in agreement. Mr. Avilucea clearly needs an elementary writing class which will explain how to formulate a headline that is explanatory and not misleading.

    Since Mr. Avilucea does not seem to understand who is the perpetrator and who are the victims, I suggest something like this.

    Lawyer, Barred from Representing Female Clients, Faces More Accusations.

    or

    More Accusations of Impropriety Face Lawyer Barred From Representing Women.

    The real point of interest is why the Police Department is refusing to release details of the investigation which is clearly NOT exempt from FOIA requests.

  • In case I wasn‘t clear enough - writing "Female Clients Continue To Cause Trouble for Attorney" clearly suggests that it is "female clients" who are doing harm . . . In fact, the story is about a male attorney who has allegedly been inappropriate toward his clients.

  • Whose idea was it to create a headline/bi-line that blames the victims in this man‘s life? I have seen it headlined in my email inbox, on the CTlawtribune and now here: http://www.lawtechnologynews.com/home/id=1202668689595?kw=Reed Smith Adds New E-Discovery Partner&et=editorial&bu=Law Technology News&cn=20140902&src=EMC-Email&pt=Afternoon Update&slreturn=20140802193509
    Are there editors anymore? Supervisors? Someone?

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