Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The James Arthur Ray Legal Dream Team

That James Arthur Ray has too many attorneys would be an understatement. I mean how many lawyers does one man need? Especially if he's innocent? In Mr Ray's case obviously a LOT. But then James Arthur Ray is more special than most, which might explain his need for more special representation.

I still can't figure out how he manages to pay for all this more special representation ::: Kind'a boggles the mind actually ::: but I'm sure they aren't representing him on a more special pro bono basis.

Munger, Tolles & Olson have been James Arthur Ray's representative for some time. Who could forget Lawyer Brad Brian's interview on Larry King after the deaths of Kirby Brown, James Shore and Liz Neuman. It sort'a kind'a pissed off Yavapai County, who quickly placed a gag order on ANYONE with a desire for more special conversations with Larry King and/or other media coverage fame.

Munger, Tolles & Olsen currently employs 193 lawyers ::: that's a lot of fire power for one firm. Munger, Tolles & Olson Company Profile - Recruitment Page ::: anyone need a job?

Four of James Arthur Ray's lawyers Brad Brian [above], Luis Li, Truc T Do, and Miriam Sheifter [below left to right].

Click on any of the photos below to be directed to their Munger, Tolles & Olsen Bio page. These three are all amazingly qualified and astonishingly well educated individuals.

Remember James Arthur Ray's infamous White Papers?

You can download the PDF files here. Warning, these things are LONG.

White Paper 1
White Paper 2

Question: How do a bunch of California based lawyers get to practice law in Arizona?
Answer: Lawyers are admitted on a temporary basis as pro hac vice.

Question: How does an out of state lawyer apply for pro hac vice?
Answer: A nonresident attorney desiring to appear as counsel pro hac vice must comply with Rule 38(a), Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court.

They must complete a pro hac vice form and send it ::: along with the required fees ::: to the State Bar of Arizona.

James Arthur Ray's Arizona Area Lawyers

Daniel (Dan) C. Barr
Partner / Perkins Coie

has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of civil litigation, media law and employment litigation. He works with numerous clients, including Qwest Communications, Belo Corp., Freedom Communications, the Arizona Daily Star, and the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona, Inc.

Thomas K. Kelly, P.C.
425 E Gurley
Prescott, AZ 86301-0001

Certified Specialist, Criminal Law

Of James Arthur Rays entire defense team ::: I like Tom Kelly best. While I don't exactly like who he's defending ::: or some of his legal tactics ::: but you gott'a admire the guy.

The following information was taken from one of Tom Kelly's websites.

Tom Kelly was born and raised in Prescott, Arizona. After graduating from NAU with a degree in zoology and chemistry, Tom worked in a variety of fields. Prior to attending law school he worked as a union ironworker helping construct high-rise buildings and bridge decks, as a high school teacher and coach helping educate young people in science and athletics and, working as a U.S. Forest Service Hotshot, Tom spent years helping suppress wild-land fires throughout the western U.S. This work experience has proved to be a valuable asset to the practice of criminal law.

This wide range of life experience helps Tom to better understand the complexities of problems facing his clients as well as understanding human behavior as it relates to criminal law. The diversity of his experience has helped Mr. Kelly understand the importance of witness integrity, attorney credibility and juror comprehension during trials. The end result has been a significant level of professional success as a trial attorney.

Realizing the importance of contributing time and energy to his home town, Tom has participated in numerous volunteer activities. Currently as a member of the “sheriff’s posse” Tom spends considerable time with the posse raising money for college scholarships for local high-school students. Past volunteer activities range from spending six years as an elected board member and president of Prescott Unified School District, coaching a variety of youth athletics, and volunteering legal services to local veterans and high school students. Tom serves as adjunct professor teaching law classes at Yavapai Community College.

Tom is married to Tamra Kelly. As the parents of six children, their greatest love is their family. The Kelly family enjoys to traveling and outdoor activities ranging from river running to skiing. In addition, the Kelly’s maintain a sizeable herd of cattle on public desert wilderness lands. When not practicing law, Tom is working cattle with his family, participating in a wide-range of outdoor activities, or traveling.

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