Robert Tubwell enjoined from practicing law!

Robert Tubwell apparently learned about the practice of law while doing a stint in Parchman. He has been honing that skill ever since. He scans the handdown lists on Tuesdays and Thursdays and sends letters to inmates promising to help them pursue their goal of getting out of prison in exchange for money. At one time he had a secretary and a paralegal working for him. EVERYBODY in the Mississippi prison system has heard of him. As far as I know, he’s been plying his trade ever since I graduated from law school in 1987.

Today, the Chancery Court of Desoto County Mississippi issued an order enjoining him from practicing law! The lawsuit was brought by the Mississippi Bar via James Clark. The lawsuit was filed in 2012 and Tubwell filed NUMEROUS pleadings in the case. He even argued that his practicing law was part of his rehabilitation and the Bar needed to provide him an office.

His work has always been execrable. There was testimony by at least one inmate that he hired Tubwell, then asked for his money back. Tubwell filed some piece of crap anyway and signed the client’s name without the client even knowing the thing was filed. He also filed repeated motions to recuse the judge because she was a member of the bar.

I’m informed he plans to appeal.  Earlier he filed a petition for interlocutory appeal.

TUBWELL ORDER

Tubwell resume

Tubwell was not even  trying to hide that he was playing an attorney. If you look at the case of Nick v. State, on the Miss.S.Ct. docket at no. 2009-CT-339, Tubwell is listed as Nick’s attorney.

Tubwell appeals.

26 thoughts on “Robert Tubwell enjoined from practicing law!

  1. I doubt Tubwell will find a receptive audience for this argument, but I think the Bar and the Chancellor overstepped their bounds. There’s no injunctive relief available under that statute; the only sanction is criminal.

    Don’t get me wrong: Tubwell needed to go. But I get the impression that this is a decision not grounded in law or equity.

    • I believe there will be plenty of receptive ears for any argument with merit on this particular issue. That fact can be recognized by the recent decision in Legal Zoom. But you’re right, there will be no receptive audience in Mississippi because, by nature as well as history, Mississippi is at the top of the chain in bias and prejudice. It’s time that laymen in the law be able to assist people with legal matters, not as a lawyer but as a laymen offering alternative assistance. The state of Arizonia would be a perfect example.

  2. For your viewing pleasure – his fundraising campaign.
    His appeal to inmates is basically – all your lawyers have messed you over or you wouldn’t be in prison. You need to hire me because I’m not part of the system. I could see this having a lot of appeal. I’ve known inmates who paid an attorney a bunch of money to do their pcr and ten days before the SOL ran they got the whole file back in the mail with a letter stating “there’s nothing there so I’m not filing anything.”

    • Your viewing pleasure statement is half correct. Robert Tubwell don’t need to appeal to inmates. The record is there. What PPS do is research, not representation. Our constitution, the greatest document ever written, allows freedom of speech, freedom of choice, as well as freedom of association. If you acknowledge that you know an inmates who paid a attorneys a bunch of money and those attorneys waited 10 days before the deadline expired and announced they would do nothing, why would you second guess the Supreme Court when that Court has recognized, in several rulings, that the Court considered Tubwell as standing in the position of an attorney when assisting inmates in post conviction matters. Additionally, you stated in your blog that Tubwell’s work was very bad (execrable) but yet this execrable work can account for approximately 22 cases being reversed on post conviction after the attorneys in the case have given up and determined that nothing else can be done. I consider these decisions as not only great contributions to the Mississippi judicial system but also great contributions to the American Jurisprudence, Another interesting question would be: how can a person work in a field for 37 years if he’s accomplishing nothing? Expertise and knowledge should be recognized no matter where it may be found. One should not try and stop a person from helping others when that help is embraced by those who benefit. Sure, the bar attorney can manipulate a couple of weak minded inmates to say what supports the bar’s civil case when the bar promise it was going to help them. Just the bar’s mere presence is intimidation to a man who is desperate for help in getting out of prison. It’s also quite possible to acquire any order you want when you’re writing the order yourself and forum shopping. Getting that Order to stand up in the Mississippi Supreme Court and United States Supreme Court is another matter.

      There is nothing criminal in practicing a form of rehabilitation which the state have provided and have furnished the schooling and funding to learn in order to have free legal assistance provided in it’s law libraries to it’s inmate population to comply with the federal court mandate in Stevenson v. Reed. You might want to do your research on that. You can’t teach a man to do a job for 20 years and suddenly decide, when it’s no longer convenient to the state it uses another arm to manufacture an order and shop for a judge who will sign that Order. This would be a case where, when the federal civil such suit is won demonstrating that the Court had no authority to issue such bogus order, PPS and Tubwell must be made whole again. finds that Tubwell. That might come to millions. Your name happened to surface several times in the case and as having made complaints. That would warrant you a front row seat in the civil case as a defendant where you were a part of the initial scheme to injure Tubwell and the PPS.

      • Had you been supplying your services to lawyers only, you might have been able to pursue your paralegal career unimpeded by the Bar. The problem was that you were not being supervised by a lawyer. Here’s the ABA Guidelines.

    • Law school is not an option. The bar makes sure of that. But I doubt I’d need to raise money for that purpose even if it were available. Poor people are still eligible for grants. Being a lawyer in this state entails more than just that. I’m certain you already know.

  3. At one time he was working for a lawyer but doing his own legal some stuff on the side. The lawyer was suspended for failing to supervise him. I caught another guy doing this last year. You have to be really careful.

    • As usual, you’re wrong again. The lawyer was suspended for other incidents. The fact that I was working for her was just convinuent to the bar at the time and they used it ro attack one of their own. Just like you can’t tell a Policeman what to do when he’s off duty, you can’t tell a paralegal what he can do when he’s home. That’s my point exactly. Paralegals should be regulated just as other professions. That being the case, they should be allowed to work independently and they would if the Legislature was not filled with Mississippi Bar members. It should be illegal for a Mississippi Bar member to be elected as a lawmaker. If that can become a reality I believe Mississippi would progress toward being a more liberal and problem solving state.

      • Thanks for the suggestion but being a doctor absolutely should require a license and aside from that, it requires cutting people and I’m not a violent person. I have one for you. Teach school or something. That may be something you can do because you’re failing as an attorney.

  4. Apparently this is a huge problem. I can’t even put a number on the inmates who have told me they’ve paid money to Tubwell and he’s either filed a piece of crap or they never heard from him again. I’ve added a link to Tubwell’s resume above.

    • I seem to recall that inmates, by MDCO policy as well as by state law, cannot possess, You should have reported this or it would seem that you’re guilty of compounding a crime. I don’t recall any inmate being prosecuted for having any such contraband via your complaints. So their stories would seem to be suspect from just that. Inmates never pay me money. I don’t break laws. If any money is paid for research, it was paid to the corporation. The secretary of state gets his fees and so does the City of Southaven. All laws were followed carefully. Inmates must have not regarded our research as crap since it got results and the corporation have been in existence since 2003. Do your research.

      • At one time attorneys were not professionals until the Legislature seen fit to recognize that as a profession. Paralegals would be professionals if the legislature was not filled with attorneys who would rather be a supervisior over people who actually know more then the attorney rather then allow them to branch out on their own as professionals. Like I said, lawyers should be disqualified from political offices or at least from serving on the legislature. By the way, the code of federal regulations have no control in state government. If they did you would have any argument against paralegals assisting other people outside the courtroom because federal procedures allow. The regulation you quoted do not exist but part 29 CFR 501 regulates “Enforcement of Contractual Obligations for Temporary Alien Agricultural Workers Admitted Under Section 216 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Don’t embarrass yourself like that. You sound like a first grade law student. But you could probably win that argument if you take it to Judge Cobb’s court.

      • I hope your jailhouse “legal” skills don’t yield as many imperfections as your grammar. Clearly, this is an attorney’s blog. That is – a member of the bar. You are barking up the tree and in the wrong forum to attempt to defend yourself. Please, for your own sake, give it a rest. Insulting attorneys and judges is also probably not the best course of action in this forum. Again, give it a rest. I wish you luck in your endeavors.

      • I really wasn’t attempting to win a grammer contest. If there’s a grammer competition going on I could do BETTER. I major in english but I was simply talking on the level I was reading from. I didn’t think I was insulting anyone. But if it’s taken as that, my apologies. I was not the first to blog on this issue and I seen nothing here saying this was just an attorney blog. But you’re right, maybe I should create my own blog site on this subject and open to the public. Even in Mississippi a person still have the right to self defense. If you’re pushed you can push back. There’s some people who would go to any means to conspire against and injure those trying to help others and being successful. My second favorite president, William Jefferson Clinton, described those type people correctly when he said it’s too many player haters in the country. They don’t recognize or value the constitution until the shoe is on the other foot. Then they make unprovoked attachs on a person’s charactor and want you to pull up when they start loosing the argument. This is a waste of my time.

    • Apparently he is sending resumes to lots of lawyers. And yesterday the Bar sent out an e-mail to lawyers about Tubwell. It listed the various activities he is prohibited from doing.

      • I forwarded mine to Adam Kilgore. First he sent me the order. I told him I knew about that and then they sent out the general notice!

      • That Order, last time I checked, was not final. They would be the one to send outthe order to you since they drafted it’s contents. The Order, as well as the method in which was employed to acquire it, is illegal and much more will be discussed on it in the judicial system in the coming months and years.

    • I don’t think you would need to solicite a resume in order to receive one. If you sould get your rule to apply there would be any resumes going out. People can sent resumes without being solicited and there’s not much you can really do about that. You don’t have to read it. Every attorney in the state received one. This will become relevant later when I prove my point in federal court. Thanks for helping to make my point. I’ve preached throughout the case that no seasoned paralegal, and especially Tubwell, will be hired by an Mississippi Bar member. They’re not interested in hiring anyone who knows as much, or more, about Mississippi law then they do. In that sense, their lips drips with bias and prejudice.

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