Larry Klayman, Conservative Wingnut Lawyer, Gets Reprimanded By Florida Bar, Is Broke

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What with all of his insane lawsuits against the Clintons, Facebook, Rachel Maddow, President Obama, and his own mother, conservative Florida activist and lawyer Larry Klayman is pretty damn busy.

Too busy to defend his real clients, apparently. The Florida Bar has issued a public reprimand of Klayman for taking a $25,000 payment to represent a woman in a high-profile criminal case and then allegedly failing to, y'know, do any lawyerin'.

When he was ordered to pay the client back, Klayman missed payments, whining in court documents that he's so broke he can't afford a bankruptcy lawyer.

Allow us to shed a single tear for the man who calls Barack Obama "mullah in chief".

Klayman founded Judicial Watch, the conservative organization that filed eighteen lawsuits against the Clinton administration in the '90s, and recently sued Hillary Clinton. Klayman left Judicial Watch and then, of course sued it. He recently sued Facebook for $1 billion for not removing an anti-Israel page, and represented a homophobic preacher in a slander lawsuit against Rachel Maddow. Oh, yeah, and he sued his mom.

According to a complaint filed with the Florida Bar, Klayman was hired in 2007 by Natalia Humm, a Daytona Beach woman who along with her husband was accused of arranging sham marriages in an immigration scam. Humm claimed that Klayman didn't provide any legal services for the payment. A mediator ordered him to return $5,000, but he failed to make timely payments.

In a letter to the Florida Bar, Klayman lamented:

I have and have had very little funds, as my financial situation continues to be dire. I do not own any investments or retirement plans and just have a few pieces of jewelry and clothing, a television, a radio, a bed and clothing and shoes. I rent my apartment. The jewelry is a watch which is of negligible value, and consists of a watch and a ring valued currently under $200.00.

He added: "I cannot afford bankruptcy counsel, having been asked for a
$5000.00 retainer which I cannot afford."

When we reached him by phone, Klayman said that he had since made all of the payments. "The issue was the delay in payment," he says, "as I was having financial difficulties."

Florida apparently isn't the first state to declare Klayman a deadbeat lawyer. His bar license in Pennsylvania is also under "administrative suspension."

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DC
DC

Sounds like just the guy to represent the birthers. He's just as big of a loser as they are, but they don't have sense enough to see it.

Jon
Jon

According to the Notable Names Database, Larry is Jewish.

catbyte
catbyte

He looks like Tim Gunn's evil brother. LOL! All this trouble couldn't happen to a nicer guy--wonder if any Kochsuckers will come to his rescue?

TomTallis
TomTallis

What???  He received $25,000 as a retainer, then failed to provide any legal services AT ALL, and only had to return $5,000???  Only in Jebbo's bannana republic...

Fredric L. Rice
Fredric L. Rice

The man is a Christian. That's why he's a scumbag shit pile.

Charley James
Charley James

You know this guy has a few screws loose if he can't land a gig at one of the fundamentalist Christian schools, Liberty University's law school, any of the right wing hate farms or (they don't) think tanks. How he managed to keep his law license this long is a mystery - unless he is being supported by some comic who needs a source of lawyer jokes for his standup routine.

David Hart
David Hart

Klayman also filed papers attempting to disbar Elena Kagan accusing her of fraud.

katahdin
katahdin

Is this guy so nuts that he can't even get a job in the wingnut welfare system, "working" for some conservative foundation or media outlet?

DC
DC

Klayman calls himself a "Jewish Christian." No, I don't know what he means by that either.

pszymeczek
pszymeczek

@catbyte That is such an insult to Tim Gunn.

skwilliamsss
skwilliamsss

@Fredric L. Rice, Actually most Christians are honest. Depicting all Christians as terrible is bigoted.

pszymeczek
pszymeczek

@Charley James He'll probably end up at Patrick Henry College.

Joanne
Joanne

That's when you know someone's too far gone. The wingnuts won't touch him because they know he'll sue them next. Nuts all around.

skwilliamsss
skwilliamsss

@DC It could just mean he is a Christian who is Ethnically Jewish.

pszymeczek
pszymeczek

@DC Messianic Jew?  Probably one of the "Jews for Jesus" from the 1970s.

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