CT Judge Pushed to the Limit Disbars Divorce Attorney for Misconduct
Divorce attorney Nikola Cunha pushed Judge Thomas Moukawsher just a bit too far and came to the decision he had no other choice but to disbar her. Here's how it played out.
Attorney Cunha represented one party in a nasty divorce case that also involved children. According to the Hartford Courant, the trial has dragged out for three years.
Because of the complications involved, the case was handed over to Judge Moukawsher, the go-to judge for complex and messy divorces. Attorney Cunha had accused the original judge, Gerald Adelman, of baseless bias claims against non-Jews and the disabled.
Moukawsher told her to provide proof of Adelman's bias. Cunha read through a 30-page document that made claims against Adelman, but Moukawsher told her she had no evidence to back up those claims.
Cunha said there were "enormous amounts of information and evidence that's come to me." Moukawsher again asked her to provide that proof to substantiate her claims. The following was her answer:
“when you start looking at the cases and you start looking at the professionals engaged in the cases, it is consistent and it supports that claim. I have a list of cases ... So it’s a vicious circle.”
Say what? Again, Moukawsher asked her to produce the list that would support her claim. She finally admitted that there was no such list. When Moukawsher told her she was in danger of losing her license to practice law and suggested she hire an attorney.
Cunha you might say, LOST IT and began verbally attacking the judge. This is what Judge Moukawsher wrote concerning his decision:
“Her actions have been grave. They have been intentional. Her motives have been corrupt — they have been to cloud the truth for the perceived benefit of her client, rather than to seek out the truth and seek the justice associated with that truth.”
Not meaning to drag politics into this true story but does this entire situation sound familiar? We have an attorney failing to do the work and then spewing lie after lie disguised as evidence. Does this remind you of someone? Just asking.
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