Our new readers attracted here by our coverage of the unfolding Jefferson Parish Political corruption scandal may be scratching their heads wondering about this Rossie chap I occasionally speak of. Well wonder no more, David Rossmiller is an ethically challenged piece of crap lawyer from Portland Oregon who blogged on Weiss v Allstate pretending to be impartial when in fact his law firm represented Allstate. I alluded to the fact, along with the Times Picayune’s James Gill that ol’ Rossie may just have a first cousin in New Orleans named Dane Ciolino. Obviously Ciolono’s quotes in Paul Pupura’s well done exploration of Jefferson Parish curatorship in Sunday’s Times Picayune did not directly bear on his representation of Tim Whitmer but you gotta wonder what he’d say if he wasn’t good ol’ Tim’s lawyer:
“There is no question that district judges have for many, many years appointed their friends and campaign contributors as curators for absentees,” said Dane Ciolino, a Loyola University Law School professor specializing in legal ethics. “This is true all over the state, not just in Jefferson.”
I wonder how many of those guys were also (supposedly) full-time Parish President’s serving the largest parish in the state in the aftermath of the largest natural disaster in US history hmmmm???
Now Dane as the nuns used to say when someone would get caught misbehaving in school and use the excuse “I did it because Johnny did it”:
Would you jump off the top of the empire state building if Johnny did it?
As they say on ESPN, Come On Dane. Relativism in legal ethics must be that new law Rossie kept yakking about. Jeeze louise will somebody shut this guy up? Please.