Confirmation that a complaint has been sent to the Washington State Bar Association

Online Grievance Form Confirmation?
From: donotreply@wsba.org
Sent: 12 April 2010 21:43:11
To: brianrgray@msn.com

GRIEVANCE AGAINST A LAWYER

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Washington State Bar Association
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Date Received: 4/12/2010 1:37:00 PM

Confirmation Number: 201004120002

INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

Gray, Brian R
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Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial

XX Xxxxxxxxe
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Address

Xxxxxxxxxx
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Address Line 2

Xxxxx XXX XXX xx
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City, State, and Zip Code

United Kingdom
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Country

11111 111111
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Phone Number

1111 111111
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Alternate Address

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Alternate City, State, and Zip Code

United Kingdom
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Alternate Country

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Alternate Phone Number

brianrgray@msn.com
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Email Address INFORMATION ABOUT THE LAWYER

Elefant, Carolyn
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Last Name, First Name

1629 K. Street N.W.
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Address

Ste. 300
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Address Line 2

Washington, DC 20006
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City, State, and Zip Code

United States
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Country

1 (202) 297-6100
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Phone Number

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Bar Number (if known)

INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR GRIEVANCE
Describe your relationship to the lawyer who is the subject of your grievance:
Other: Web content

Is there a court case related to your grievance?
No

If yes, what is the case name and file number?

Explain your grievance in your own words. Give all important dates, times, places, and court file numbers. You may attach additional materials by using the file upload feature below.

I am a 72 year old English UK based pensioner and wish to make a complaint against an American Lawyer based in Washing DC
The US Lawyer is;
Carolyn Elefant
Principal Attorney with the Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant (LOCE) in Washington D.C.
Who has published untrue defamatory content on the www about me, I emailed Ms Elefant to inform her that what she has published is not true and gave her the option to remove it and make an apology which she has declined.

The main content of Ms Elefants information, I now believe, she accessed from the UK Law Society Gazette who posted a story on the Internet naming a Rick Kordowski, who is the owner as well as being the author of solicitorsfromhell.co.uk, with, I assume, correct facts relating to the aforementioned. Unfortunately either through incompetence or a touch of dyslexia Ms Elefant attributed the facts of that story to me, Brian Gray and my website solicitorsfromhell.com which for over two months has been published on her website along with the allegation that I am using ‘Extortion’ to acquire money from UK lawyers.

I have on my website a disclaimer of any involvement with Rick Kordowski and his website as I do not approve of what he is doing, however neither he nor his website are my business or concern.
http://www.solicitorsfromhell.com/links.htm#codotuk

I have attached the two email I sent to Ms Elefant on the 4 and the 9 April 2010 also Ms Elefant's two emails I received from her. I must admit after Ms Elefant’s refusal to remove wrongful and unwarranted defamatory comments about me on her website I have placed comments about this episode on my own website to show how outraged I am that an American Attorney at Law can publish such allegations without bothering to get the facts right.

Yours sincerely

Brian Gray

PS I have no objection to this email being made available to Attorney Caroline Elefant.

Ms Elefant’s offending web address that points the finger at me;
http://www.myshingle.com/2010/01/articles/announcements/solosmall-firm-round-up-solicitors-from-hell-pay-gap-upcoming-speaking-and-the-return-of-lawagora/

UK Law Society Gazette web address that concerns Rick Kordowski and not me;
http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/website-blacklisted-solicitors-plans-expansion

As of the time of submitting this complaint I have receive no further response from Ms Elefant and the untrue content on her website is still there.

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