Pew Law Center - MESA ATTORNEY SELLS CONFIDENTIAL CLIENT INFORMATION

Posted on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 at 3:26am CDT by dorian k.

Product: Bankruptcy Attorney

Company: Pew Law Center

Location: 1811 S. Alma School Rd., Ste 260
MESA, AZ, 85210, US

URL: www.pewlaw.com

Category: Law, Civil Rights

A former employee Lawrence Pew (Pew Law Center) recently reported to the State Bar of Arizona that Mr. Pew is engaging in unethical predatory activities bringing inevitable harm to his clients.

The employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, attests to witnessing, on many occasions, Mr. Pew selling personal client information regarding their bankruptcy filings, to Tucson bankruptcy attorney Matt Foley. Homeowners filing for bankruptcy and struggling financially are the preferred prey of Mr. Pew and Mr. Foley; a client?s information is purchased by Mr. Foley and often results in the client?s home being purchased by Mr. Foley or one of his personal acquaintances. The former employee has witnessed several of these transactions as they occur and states that this information commands a minimum selling price $500.00 !!

Selling and otherwise transferring a client?s personal bankruptcy information is not only unethical, it is a willful violation of attorney-client trust. The State Bar of Arizona needs to stop this unscrupulous behavior and make the offending attorneys accountable for their immoral, disgraceful acts perpetrated against the clients who trust them. The Arizona state Bar clearly states that (a)

A lawyer shall not reveal information relating to representation of a client unless the client consents after consultation, except for disclosures that are impliedly authorized in order to carry out the representation, and (b) A lawyer may reveal such information to the extent the lawyer reasonably believes necessary to establish a claim or defense on behalf of the lawyer in a controversy between the lawyer and the client, to establish a defense to a criminal charge or civil claim against the lawyer based upon conduct in which the client was involved, or to respond to allegations in any proceedings concerning the lawyer?s representation of the client and (c) A lawyer shall not accept compensation for representing a client from one other than the client unless:

(1) the client consents after consultation;

(2) there is no interference with the lawyer?s independence of professional judgment or with the client-lawyer relationship.

Clearly, Mr. Pew has no regard for the Arizona State Bar and its mandates, therefore, if you or anyone you know has a complaint or report to make regarding Lawrence Pew or Pew law Center, please contact the Arizona State Bar at 602-252-4804 (from within Maricopa County); 866-482-9227 (outside Maricopa County). You can also send your report in writing to Arizona State Bar Association, Ethics Regulation, 4201 North 24th Street, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85016.


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