In what appears as a desperate attempt to defend multiple allegations of fraud on the courts, the Kelly Warner Law Firm is now blaming the team at The USA Herald for its legal troubles.
While we would love to take the credit for breaking the news on the Kelly Warner fraudulent legal filings, all credit goes to UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh of The Washington Post and Attorney Paul Alan Levy of Public Citizen. If it weren’t for these 2 couragous defenders of the 1st Amendment, the Kelly Warner Law Firm’s alleged legal misconduct would have never come to light.
We stand 100% behind our reporting. Below is a timeline of the publicity around The Kelly Warner Law Firm that irrefutably refutes the Kelly Warner Law Firm’s public allegations that the Herald is behind their legal troubles.
Timeline of Publicity Around The Kelly Warner Law firm:
3/30/17 The Washington Post publishes this article that exposes multiple cases of legal fraud that were filed by The Kelly Warner Law firm. This article also sheds light on a legal filing by Richart Ruddie that aims to remove this RipOffReport listing on Dan Warner. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/03/30/libel-takedown-injunctions-and-fake-notarizations/?utm_term=.5e39b1ef10ea
4/18/17 The Washington Post exposes another questionable Kelly Warner filing that involves former NFL Cheerleader Megan Welter: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/04/18/another-trick-to-try-to-get-mainstream-media-articles-deindexed-by-google/?utm_term=.22e9e1615271
4/20/17 The USA Herald releases this in-depth article on the Kelly Warner cases that were uncovered in the 3/30/17 Washington Post article. https://usaherald.com/arizona-attorney-daniel-warner-investigation-alleged-legal-fraud/
4/26/17 The USA Herald is informed by the Arizona Bar that Attorney Aaron Kelly is placed under investigation. The Herald releases this article accordingly: https://usaherald.com/arizona-bar-opens-investigation-attorney-aaron-kelly/.
5/5/17 The USA Herald publishes an article around an alleged “fake person” scapegoat that Daniel Warner of the Kelly Warner Law Firm used to evade a bar complaint: https://usaherald.com/better-call-dan-real-life-saul-goodman/.
5/17/17 The Washington Post publishes a new article that exposes additional cases of suspicous legal filings by the Kelly Warner Law Firm: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/05/17/more-apparently-fake-defendant-libel-lawsuits-aimed-at-vanishing-material-from-google/?utm_term=.7bbc046ada37
5/17/17 Based on the information released in The Washington Post article on 5/17/17, the USA Herald publishes another in-depth article that highlights what appears to be more fraud on the courts by the Kelly Warner Law Firm: https://usaherald.com/judge-colleen-french-maricopa-county-defrauded-attorney-aaron-kelly/
6/6/17 Upon request from our audience, The USA Herald publishes an article that covers the disbarment process in Arizona and our analysis of whether Attorney Aaron Kelly and Attorney Daniel Warner will get disbarred for their alleged legal misconduct: https://usaherald.com/attorneys-aaron-kelly-daniel-warner-get-disbarred/
6/11/17 The USA Herald publishes a detailed article around the 4/18/17 Washington Post story: https://usaherald.com/nfl-cheerleader-megan-welter-lawsuit-censor-media-contained-forged-signature/
6/21/17 Attorney Warner had vehemently denied publishing a defamatory story on his law website KellyWarnerLaw.com about former client Charles Rodrick. As a defense Warner provided the Arizona Bar with an affidavit from a “Barri Grossman” that was said to be an employee of the Kelly Warner Law Firm. The Bar, trusting the sworn testimony of Warner, dismissed the lawsuit.
When news started to surface around the Kelly Warner’s legal filings that had fake defendants, fake notarizations, and forged signatures, Rodrick brought to light that Barri Grossman is apparently a fake person that doesn’t exist anywhere in the world. Rodrick was able to confirm that “Barri Grossman” never worked for the Kelly Warner Law Firm (which is covered in more detail on Rodrick’s CourtKey.com and BarComplaint.com websites).
In retaliation for Rodrick posting his findings online, a new defamatory post is published on KellyWarnerLaw.com. This is the exact same conduct that led to Rodrick’s first bar complaint against Warner is repeated, and as such we covered it here: https://usaherald.com/aaron-kelly-law-firm-resorts-attacking-former-client-kellywarnerlaw-com-pattern-recognized/
6/23/17 Paul Alan Levy of Public Citizen filed this lawsuit on behalf of Avvo to vacate an allegedly illegal filing by The Kelly Warner Law Firm: https://www.citizen.org/system/files/case_documents/welter-does-motion-public-citizen.pdf
Mr. Levy publishes this about his filing, noting that the Kelly Warner Law Firm was “Defrauding an Arizona Court” with their filing: http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/2017/06/fake-litigation-20-defrauding-an-arizona-court-to-sanitize-megan-welters-reputation.html.
6/25/17 Learning of Mr. Levy’s filing to vacate another fraudulent order that the Kelly Warner Law Firm was involved in, the USA Herald reported here: https://usaherald.com/arizona-judge-patricia-starr-allegedly-signed-illegal-order-kelly-warner-law-firm/
6/26/17 ArsTechnica covers the Levy filing that alleges the Kelly Warner Law Firm defrauded an Arizona court: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/06/judge-grants-ex-nfl-cheerleaders-request-to-delete-dozens-of-online-articles/
6/26/17 Litigation Daily covers the Levy filing that alleges the Kelly Warner Law Firm defrauded an Arizona court: http://www.litigationdaily.com/id=1202791284363
6/27/17 The Washington Post covers the Levy filing that alleges the Kelly Warner Law Firm defrauded an Arizona court: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/06/28/an-iraq-war-vet-nfl-cheerleader-allegedly-abusing-her-boyfriend-a-libel-takedown-lawsuit-and-public-citizen/?utm_term=.0e47edff9770
6/29/17 Tech Dirt covers the Levy filing that alleges the Kelly Warner Law Firm defrauded an Arizona court:https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170624/10492737655/cheerleader-fraudulently-obtains-court-order-to-scrub-web-her-boyfriend-beating-past.shtml
6/29/17 The USA Herald the Levy filing that alleges the Kelly Warner Law Firm defrauded an Arizona court: https://usaherald.com/avvo-claims-aaron-kelly-daniel-warner-law-firm-defrauded-arizona-court-censor-media/
Considering the clear timeline of events, it is unquestionable that Eugene Volokh of The Washington Post is responsible for breaking nearly all of the news that ArsTechnica, TechDirt, Litigation Daily, and yes, The USA Herald have published.
Instead of shifting the blame for their actions to the Herald, the Kelly Warner Law Firm should publicly debunk the very serious fraud allegations that they’re facing. These allegations, which appear to be true, could lead to Aaron Kelly and Daniel Warner getting disbarred and charged criminally.
The USA Herald will continue to cover this case and will never get dettered by the unethical intimidation tactics that the Kelly Warner Law Firm is now resorting to.