Court conspires to deny justice to decorated veteran
Jack Cunningham takes on the New Jersey establishment
I’m John ‘Jack’ Cunningham and I brought allegations of legal malpractice charges and attorney ethics violations against the law firm Maynard and Truland, who had represented me during a court action two years ago. I have alleged gross negligence, dubious billing practices and misstatements to the Court. My evidence included the law firm’s invoices, contract, attorney certifications, letters, documents and sworn statements.
Robert Correale, an attorney with Maynard and Truland, represented his law firm in my legal malpractice grievance in Superior Court. At that time, I learned that Correale was serving on the extremely influential New Jersey Supreme Court’s local attorney ethics committee of the district.
Correale was listed on Maynard & Truland’s own website that he was the vice-chairman of this specific Supreme Court committee. The current director of this state agency admits Correale was a member of the district but denies Correale was vice-chairman.
Against the objections of Correale, Sussex County Superior Court Judge Ronald Graves determined that the evidence presented by me warranted that the civil case be brought to the Superior Court Law Division for pursuit of damages. When I brought the case to life, the Superior Court’s transcript containing Judge Graves determination was unexplainably missing. My civil case was later dismissed for lack of merit.
Recently, State Senator Steven Oroho’s staff conducted an investigation and 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.
When I brought attorney ethics allegations to the director of the Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Ethics, his senior staff insisted that Correale’s own committee carry out the investigation against him and his law firm.
After months of persistent inquiries, the Office’s senior staff finally admitted to a conflict of interest and an investigation was launched by a different Supreme Court District committee.
Correale and another attorney from the firm 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. My review found misleading and vague statements throughout the documents and its cover letter.
Within two weeks of my questioning the sworn certifications, 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 sworn certifications have never been addressed despite my having written to three consecutive Governors, Attorney Generals, and multiple Supreme Court and Superior Court judges requesting an investigation.
All attempts by me to bring state and federal charges against Robert Correale, the firm Maynard & Truland and those in state government have failed. Now the State of New Jersey states that the statute of limitations is in play but I will not give up.
I am a Vietnam Veteran and feel the wool is being pulled over my eyes. I have endured countless hours of persistance and will continue to persist until my case is solved.
It appears that everyone is afraid to be involved and that includes the people that we vote for, those who make the political appointments to a variety of lifetime jobs; the jobs that we pay for with our tax dollars.
I was willing to give my life for this country and in return ask for nothing more than a fair shake with my case. Help me if you can!
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