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No one, who fights for his country, should have to fight for his Due Process as a PLAINTIFF against corrupt
lawyers and corrupt state officials, who protect them from justice.
A state Supreme Court attorney ethics official Robert Correale misuses his government
and court office to Cover-Up and block ethics violations and legal malpractice charges against his own law firm, Maynard
& Truland. After over ten years, the Cover-Up leads all the way up to the New Jersey Governor's Office, Attorney
General's Office and the state's Supreme Court and Superior Court.
"Jack" Cunningham, the former client of New Jersey Supreme Court Office of Attorney Ethics Robert Correale had
to represent himself (PRO SE) with these charges, because there was NOT a lawyer in New Jersey who would go against New
Jersey's Supreme Court Office of Attorney Ethics... (That's like career-suicide.)
The definition of an attorney is a person who is appointed to act professionally on behalf
of another regarding legal matters.
Attorney Robert Correale and his law firm, Maynard
& Truland, did not act on behalf of a client, in fact they worked against their client. Besides a number of other
violations, the law firm exhibited extremely poor communications throughout the entire case. Whether they did it intentionally,
due to his PTSD disability, is not known.
Disabled combat veteran John “Jack”
Cunningham brought allegations of legal malpractice charges and attorney ethics violations against the law firm Maynard
and Truland, which had represented him during a court action two years previously. Jack's allegations included gross
negligence, dubious billing practices, misstatements to the Court, coming to court unprepared, etc. Evidence that Jack submitted
included the law firm’s own invoices, their contract, attorney certifications, court filed letters, documents, and
Robert Correale, an attorney with Maynard and Truland, represented
his law firm in Jack’s legal malpractice grievance in Superior Court. At this time, Jack learned that besides Robert
Correale serving as a general practice attorney for Maynard & Truland, Correale was serving as a local, New Jersey district
attorney, as well of serving on the extremely influential, New Jersey Supreme Court’s Attorney Ethics committee of
District X. Correale was listed on Maynard & Truland’s own website that he was the vice-chairman of this Supreme
Court committee. The current director of this powerful state agency admits Correale was a member of District X, but denies
Correale was vice-chairman.
Robert Correale, James
Maynard and Joe Truland had much to lose, if they were found guilty of legal malpractice, but even more important, the State
of New Jersey had even more to lose. What would be the impact locally, state-wide and nationally, if one of their members
of New Jersey's Supreme Court Office of Attorney Ethics was found guilty of legal malpractice. The embarrassment
alone would be a tremendous disaster.
But evidence is evidence. Against the objections
of Robert Correale, Sussex County Superior Court Judge Ronald Graves determined that the evidence
presented by Jack Cunningham warranted the civil case be brought to the Superior Court Law Division for pursuit
When Jack brought the case there, the Superior Court’s transcript
containing Judge Graves determination was unexplainably missing. Jack’s civil case was later dismissed for lack of
merit. A later investigation by Cunningham's state senator, the Superior Court of New Jersey, which lost
the transcript, could not provide an explanation as to how a court transcript from within its own courthouse had disappeared
as if in a puff of smoke.
With Robert Correale and Maynard & Truland
saved in Superior Court by a missing court transcript audio, the former client still wanted to bring them to justice.
Jack brought attorney ethics allegations against the law firm, Maynard & Truland and Robert Correale to the New Jersey
Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Ethics. Senior staff of this extremely powerful, New Jersey Supreme Court
ethics agency insisted that Robert Correale’s own attorney ethics committee must carry out the investigation against
him and his law firm. Not trained in law, Jack Cunningham still knew immediately this was a gross, Conflict of Interest.
Jack could not understand why senior officials, who were attorneys themselves, in this important New Jersey Supreme Court
agency did not understand this fact of a Conflict of Interest.
After months of Jack's
persistent inquiries, the Office's senior staff finally admitted to the conflict of interest and an investigation was
launched by a different Supreme Court District committee from the next New Jersey county.
Correale and a second attorney from his law firm of Maynard & Truland were required to present sworn certifications.
A third attorney was allowed a pass. The senior law partner of Maynard and Truland wrote a cover letter to accompany these
documents. The lawyers provided no attached evidence. However, the disabled veteran provided the same evidence
as he did for the Superior Court case: Maynard & Truland's contact, their invoices, court filed letters, court
filed documents, etc.
Robert Correale was so desperate to clear his and his fellow lawyers'
names, he openly mocked Jack Cunningham's PTSD disability in these same sworn certifications to New Jersey's Supreme
During Jack’s review of the attorneys' sworn certifications, he found
misleading, perjury and vague statements throughout the sworn documents and its cover letter. Within two
weeks of Jack’s questioning the sworn certifications as being fraudulent, Robert Correale resigned his Supreme Court
position, fifteen months before his term was set to expire.
However, seven months
after resigning, Correale and his firm, Maynard and Truland, were cleared of all ethics allegations by the Office of Attorney
Ethics. The perjury-filled sworn certifications have never been addressed despite Jack having written to four (4)
consecutive New Jersey Governors, Attorney Generals, and multiple Supreme Court and Superior Court judges requesting an
investigation. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is a friend of the Maynard & Truland attorneys having served
together in the same New Jersey town. After years of him being governor, Christie's staff still plays dumb about
this request for an investigation.
All attempts by Jack to bring state and federal criminal charges
against Robert Correale, the firm Maynard & Truland and those in state government who are shielding them, have failed.
Now the State of New Jersey states that the statute of limitations is in play, but Jack Cunningham will
not give up. He learned that since there is government fraud involved, there is NO statute of limitations.
He still wants to bring Maynard &
Truland, Robert Correale and all those state government officials, who have protected them, to justice.