I tried contacting some lawyers for my upcoming trial before Commissioner Irwin H. Joseph, and I've now had two lawyers tell me that defending me would be a bad career move. They said that Cmr Joseph is known for being vindictive, and that he retaliates against lawyers who challenge him in court.
One of the lawyers seemed to know all about my case. He said, "I don't know what you did to piss him off, but he is out to destroy you now. I have other clients to worry about. He won't like it if I take your case. I suggest that you get a lawyer from another county."
It is amazing how Cmr Joseph has bullied these lawyers into submission. A lawyer is supposed to be a vigorous advocate for his client. And a lawyer certainly should not have to worry that defending one client will damage the interests of other clients.