Rod Parker and Snow, Christensen & Martineau Caught in a Lie
At the Utah Supreme Court hearing in February, one of the issues was the disqualification of Rod Parker of Snow, Christensen & Martineau. Snow, Christensen & Martineau hired the biggest of the big guns — former Chief Justice of the Utah Supreme Court, Michael Zimmerman.
Unfortunately, the former Chief Justice was deceived by Parker and his firm, which led to Zimmerman makeing misrepresentations to the his colleagues on the Utah Supreme Court. After being called to the carpet by the Arizona AG and the UEP lawyers, Zimmerman had to explain to the Utah Supreme Court that they had been misled because Zimmerman had relied on the lies that his clients told him. How embarrassing for the former Chief Justice. This was not one of his proudest moments.
I made the following representation to the court:
Snow, Christensen and Martineau represented Willie Jessop when he sued the trust2005. So somebody should have known that Snow, Christensen and Martineau was behaving adverse to the fiduciary at that point in time .(Electronic recording of argument at 42:33-42:48).
I made this representation in response to Mr. Richards’ statement after briefly consulting with my client in the courtroom.
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I make the following clarifications .
Rather than Willie Jessop suing the Special Fiduciary in 2005 , it appears that the Special Fiduciary sued a number ofentities owned or controlled by Mr. Jessop in 2005 in a case fashioned Wisan v. Aspen Management Investments, LLC, et aI., Dist. Ct. No. 050909669. Therefore, I withdraw the representation that “Willie Jessop sued the trust in 2005.” The lawsuit was not initiated by Mr. Jessop, but rather by Mr. Wisan. Mr. Jessop was not named personally in the lawsuit.
I wonder if he regrets having agreed to represent Snow, Christensen & Martineau? Here’s the letter:
Sleazy, underhanded tactics appear to be par for the course for attorneys at Snow, Christensen & Martineau, and not just Rod Parker. Below is a dictation that’s part of the records of the court in which Rod Parker has a little ex parte with his buddy and former law partner, who just happens to be the judge presiding over the UEP litigation. Note that he gives Rod Parker instructions on how to win the case that this judge presides over. [Clarification: the judge in this exerpt is not Lindberg, it was the judge prior to Lindberg who originally got the case and I believe was disqualified or recused himself because of the conflict with his former law partners]
It was during this call that the Bishop informed me that he got word that the judge denied the Attorney-General’s motion to change the trustees. The judges explanation was that Mark Shurtleff and other suggested trustees aren’t even parties to this action and had no standing. So the Lord has given us just a little more time to stand in place and get the temple built at R17. This is a judge that was formerly a lawyer in the Martineau firm, our lawyer firm. This judge offered to Rod Parker, when they met at lunch the other day, as a report from Uncle Sam, that he, Rod Parker, should just file some papers in behalf of the residents in Short Creek against this Mark Shurtleff request to change trustees. He said that in private to our lawyer Rod Parker, our former lawyer.
Seems there was another dictation recently filed that claimed Warren’s attorneys advised him to backdate the deed on the Harker Farm so that the UEP couldnt take it. I don’t think that one named Rod Parker or Snow, Christensen & Martineau, although there is that inference to be made. Rod
Parker and Warren sure seem to be two peas in a pod.